Quayles’ Gift Makes an Impact on Law Students
Students planning to pursue a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis have a new opportunity to obtain scholarship support thanks to a generous gift to the school from Vice President Dan Quayle and his wife, Marilyn Quayle.
The Quayles have created a scholarship for students at IU School of Law-Indianapolis through an endowed gift of $200,000. This gift is part of the law school’s “Impact Campaign,” a major fund-raising effort aimed at increasing resources for student scholarships, faculty development, centers of excellence and experiential learning programs.
“A legal education prepares students for the practice of law and also prepares students for leadership positions in government, business and non-profits,” Vice President Quayle said. “This is our contribution for the next generation of students at Indianapolis,” Marilyn Quayle explained.
The Quayles earned their J.D. degrees from IU School of Law-Indianapolis in 1974. They both practiced law in Indiana prior to Dan Quayle’s election to the United States Congress in 1976. He served in Congress from 1977 – 81, the U.S. Senate from 1981- 89, and as Vice President from 1989 – 1993. He is currently the chairman of Cerberus Global Investments. Marilyn Quayle, an attorney, author and philanthropist, also is a sculptor. She was a partner with the Indianapolis-based firm Krieg DeVault from 1993-2001.
“Dan and Marilyn have been loyal supporters of the law school since they graduated. This generous gift provides much-needed scholarship support for students, which is essential in today’s economy and will help us educate individuals that will assume leadership positions in various aspects of society,” says the law school’s dean, Gary R. Roberts.