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Robert I. TollROBERT I. TOLL L’66, Chairman and CEO of Toll Brothers, Inc., and his wife Jane have made one of the largest gifts in Penn Law history: $10 million in support of aspiring students and young alumni who wish to pursue careers in public interest law.

The Tolls have devoted $5 million to establish the Toll Public Interest Scholars Program and $5 million to help graduates pay off their law school debt. The scholars program, which begins next fall, will help fund full scholarships in the first year and 2/3 scholarships in the second and third years.

In addition, the Tolls’ gift will help underwrite an expansion in the Toll Loan Repayment Assistance Program. TollRap provides loan forgiveness for up to 10 years after graduation. This academic year, Penn Law raised the amount of financial aid available through the program so as to increase the number of students eligible for the loan forgiveness and to expand the level of support for those in the program.

“We desperately need more young lawyers to take on society’s challenges,” said Michael A. Fitts, dean of Penn Law School. “But for too long the path to public service has been impeded by financial obstacles. Fortunately, Bob Toll has removed some of those barriers for years to come, and we are in his debt.”
 
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