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Vanderbilt marks milestones on expanding educational opportunity

Dec. 17, 2018—Opportunity Vanderbilt is an integral part of how the university is working with the American Talent Initiative to help talented, lower-income students receive a world-class education.

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First-generation students talk about experiences at Vanderbilt

Nov. 29, 2018—Watch as first-generation college students talk about choosing Vanderbilt University and how they contribute to the cultural and intellectual life of the campus community.

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Vanderbilt University launches Bass Military Scholars Program

Sep. 12, 2018—A $25 million gift from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation will support up to 40 scholarships for military veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees at Vanderbilt University in law, management, education, medicine and nursing.

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New scholarship honors legacy of civil rights leader James Lawson

Jun. 25, 2018—The new Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. Scholarship provides need-based financial support for underrepresented minority students who demonstrate a commitment to civil rights and social justice.

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Ferrini family establishes scholarships at Vanderbilt law, medical schools to honor son’s memory

Apr. 30, 2018—Two new scholarships at Vanderbilt University—one at Vanderbilt Law School, the other at the School of Medicine—have been named in honor of alumnus Rick Ferrini, JD’11.

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New Vanderbilt basketball scholarship pays tribute to civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace

Feb. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt alumnus and civil rights trailblazer Perry Wallace has been honored with a new scholarship that will provide support for student-athletes at the university.

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Creating opportunities for a world-class education #ActivateTalent

Nov. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt is working with other top-performing universities to #ActivateTalent in every community and ensure that every talented student has access to a world-class education.

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A Vision for Change: Kutner Scholarship enhances legacy

Sep. 7, 2017—Dr. Steve Kutner, MD’65, restored sight to thousands of refugees during his life while also helping patients in his Georgia Eye Clinic in Atlanta. Although Kutner died in 2016, his spirit of giving continues.

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Young Alumna Helps Plan for Future of Vanderbilt Athletics

May. 29, 2017—Through her planned gift to Vanderbilt athletics, Hollis is helping to ensure that the student-athletes who come after her will continue to excel.

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Scholarship brings Bridgette Brown home

Apr. 18, 2017—Bridgette Brown came to Vanderbilt for a world-class education but, in addition to finding a new home, she also discovered herself.

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From Generation to Generation: One Family’s Vanderbilt Legacy

Mar. 7, 2017—Five generations of Lillian Harpole Hazelton’s family have attended Vanderbilt—and higher education has played a particularly important role for the women in her family.

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Wes Powell, BA’91: Crusader for Justice

Mar. 7, 2017—After his law firm agreed to represent Guantánamo prisoners in 2004, Powell—a corporate litigator and antitrust lawyer for 20 years—received a phone call from the partner in charge of pro bono work at his firm. Hours later he was lead counsel to three French citizens who had been held in Guantánamo since early 2002.

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