Princeton University establishes Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund

Sonia Sotomayor speaking at Princeton in 2014. Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications

A group of Princeton University alumni has established the Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund, in honor of Sonia Sotomayor, Class of 1976, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The scholarship will be awarded to Princeton students from first-generation backgrounds who have demonstrated a commitment to service.

“Justice Sotomayor not only exemplifies the mission of the University, but has helped recast it with her contribution to our informal motto, ‘In the nation’s service and the service of humanity,’” said President Christopher L. Eisgruber. “We hope that Sotomayor Scholars and every Princeton student will find inspiration in her example and seek out lives of service and excellence.”

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