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$2.4 Million Bequest Expands Presidential Scholars Program
The leadership campaign has received the University's largest bequest ever — $2.4 million from the estate of the late Marguerite S. Parker. The gift will create an endowed Presidential Scholarship fund that will support eight presidential scholars.

In 1997, President Richard M. Freeland created the scholarship program to recognize Northeastern's most outstanding students. Scholars excel in all three components of practice-oriented education — the liberal arts and sciences, professional fields, and co-op. To date, Northeastern has awarded scholarships to 84 of its best and brightest students with full tuition coverage for their final three years.
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Young Alumni Invest in Computer and Information Science
Founded just over twenty years ago, the College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) is Northeastern's youngest college. Private support is critical to such a young school. "We haven't been in existence long enough to have built up a significant endowment yet," explains Larry Finkelstein, dean of the college."Fortunately, a growing number of our young alumni are giving back to the college."
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Scholar Program Advances Law School's Public Interest Mission

Patricio Rossi, L'03, the son of Peruvian immigrants, works as a housing attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services in Lynn, Massachusetts, where he helps low-income clients fight unlawful evictions and keep a roof over their heads. Rossi credits Northeastern's Public Interest Law Scholars (PILS) program with helping him pursue this career. PILS supports a select group of law students who are committed to practicing public interest law by covering three-quarters of their tuition.

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