August 25, 2022

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Honors American Cancer Society with Scholarship


Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) moved into its new Downtown Atlanta campus in 2021. In connection with its move, the Law School received its largest in-kind donation from the American Cancer Society (ACS) of premium office furniture. The Atlanta nonprofit donated enough furniture to furnish every office, conference room, and common area in the new facility.

On July 28, 2022, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School welcomed friends and community supporters to its Open House, where guests toured the new facility and helped the Law School honor the American Cancer Society for its support and donation. The grand staircase was unveiled to be named after the American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Scholarship was introduced. 

Ms. Mo Ivory, ACS Managing Counsel of Corporate Real Estate, attended the event and spoke for the Atlanta nonprofit. “On behalf of the American Cancer Society, it is my honor to be a part of the donation to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Providing the faculty, staff and especially students a comfortable environment to study and learn and become a part of the thriving law community in Atlanta.”

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School thanks its community supporters for the work they are doing to support our students and alumni through networking, hiring, and financial support. All inquiries related to giving and scholarship creation should be directed to Wendy Aina, Chief Development Officer, at If you would like to make a donation, please visit our Giving page.

About the American Cancer Society Scholarship

American Cancer Society’s mission is to eliminate cancer as a major health provider by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from the disease, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Families who are faced with cancer undergo severe physical, psychological, and financial strain. Many graduate students who are fighting cancer must often interrupt their education and cannot work to save money for school or participate in extracurricular activities. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery can be extremely debilitating, requiring extensive rehabilitation. Cancer survivors and caretakers face so many challenges both emotionally and financially.

Graduate students who struggle with or succeed in their fight against cancer deserve assistance in their pursuit of a law education. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 8 million Americans have a history of cancer. Ambitious students who attend law school despite their health setbacks display impressive resolve. In an effort to acknowledge the wonderful generosity from the American Cancer Society to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, a scholarship has been created to provide additional assistance to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School students who are battling or have battled cancer at any point in their life. This includes those students who have a parent, sibling, or immediate family member that has battled cancer or is currently fighting cancer.

Recipients will be selected by the scholarship committee based on a brief application process which will be based on the applicants’ personal hardship and financial need. The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to two students annually, applied to tuition and fees only. Full-time and part-time 2L, 3L, and 4L students are eligible to apply.