College of Law Establishes Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship Fund

March 18, 2016

The College of Law has established the Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor the life and achievements of alumnus Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III, L’94. The fund will provide scholarship assistance to College of Law students who have demonstrated an interest in children’s rights, protecting victims of abuse and/or helping the most vulnerable in society.

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Beau Biden at the 2011 College of Law Commencement

After graduating from the College of Law, Biden went on to many significant accomplishments in public service, including two terms as the attorney general of Delaware and serving in the Delaware National Guard as a major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He was active in a number of College of Law initiatives in Syracuse and Washington, D.C. In 2011, Biden delivered the Syracuse University College of Law Commencement Address, where he reflected on what it means to take the honorable path in life. Biden passed away on May 30, 2015, after a battle with brain cancer.

“As his professor, I got to know Beau as a student and I witnessed a graduate who dedicated his life to public service and his family,” says William Banks, Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor Law and College of Law Interim Dean. “I am honored to have a scholarship in his memory that is focused on causes that I know were close to his heart.”

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