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Last modified: Friday, November 21, 2008

Hunt donates $2 million for scholarships at Indiana Law

Nov. 21, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A $2 million gift from Indiana University School of Law--Bloomington alumnus Bill Hunt and his wife Nancy will be used to provide scholarship funds for students working toward a law degree at Indiana Law.

Bill Hunt

Bill Hunt

The V. William and Nancy B. Hunt Scholarship will be given to Indiana residents who attended one of IU's eight campuses for their undergraduate work. Further preference will be given to students pursuing a joint JD/MBA degree from both Indiana Law and the Kelley School of Business.

Hunt, JD'69, is the chair of Hunt Capital Partners, where he advises companies and serves as director for several companies, some of which he has invested in. Previously, he served as CEO of Arvin Inc. and president of ArvinMeritor.

"Top students are very much in demand in today's world, and that competition makes the availability of scholarship packages even more important now than it ever has been," Hunt said. "Nancy and I hope this gift will help Indiana Law continue attracting Indiana's brightest future lawyers and business leaders."

IU's Matching the Promise campaign will match the Hunt's gift, essentially doubling its value.

"Bill and Nancy have shown their deep commitment to Indiana University through every possible measure, from their time and talent to their gift of scholarships to make the next generation of great Hoosier students possible. And students couldn't have a better exemplar of what they can accomplish with their law degrees than Bill. His leadership in business and law match his leadership in this campaign," Indiana Law Dean Lauren Robel said.

Hunt has been a longtime adviser and volunteer in several capacities for the university, serving on its Board of Visitors, the Kelley School of Business Dean's Advisory Council, the IU Foundation Board of Directors, and the chair of Indiana Law's Matching the Promise campaign.