College of Law Establishes Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship Fund
The College of Law has established the Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor the life and achievements of its alum, 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.
Biden graduated from the College of Law in 1994 and went on to many significant accomplishments in public service, including two terms as the attorney general of Delaware and in the Delaware National Guard as a major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp. He was active in a number of College of Law initiatives in Syracuse and Washington, DC. 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,” said William Banks, Syracuse University College of Law Interim Dean and Professor of Law. “I am honored to have a scholarship in his memory that is focused on causes that I know were close to his heart.”
Throughout his career, Biden was committed to helping children and victims of abuse, using his role as an advocate for those most in need. Through this Scholarship, future generations of advocates for the voiceless will be able to find inspiration in Biden’s legacy.