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ROBERT KNOX SCHOLARSHIP TO BE AWARDED THIS FALL

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Thursday, April 11, 2002

WRITER: Molly Barrett, 706/542-5172 CONTACT: Phyllis Cooke, 706/542-7637, cooke@uga.edu

ROBERT KNOX SCHOLARSHIP TO BE AWARDED THIS FALL

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law is pleased to announce the endowment of the Robert E. Knox Memorial Scholarship which will be awarded for the first time this fall. This scholarship was established in memory of the late Robert E. Knox who was a graduate of the law school and died in 1994. The scholarship was established by his wife, Ruth H. Knox, and two of his children, Robert E. Knox Jr. (J.D.'69) and Ruth A. Knox (J.D.'78).

"Robert was an outstanding individual of the highest caliber," Assistant Director of Development Phyllis Cooke said. "He was a very talented attorney and was completely dedicated to his job and family. This scholarship is a wonderful way to honor both his character and accomplishments."

The Robert E. Knox Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to University of Georgia School of Law students who exhibit academic merit. The recipient of the scholarship will be selected by the Dean or the Dean's representative.

Knox, a native and lifelong citizen of Thomson, Ga., earned his undergraduate and Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia. He began his law practice in 1938. Aside from serving in World War II for four years, he practiced law in Thomson until his death in 1994. According to his family, Knox served his clients with uncommon ability, treated his co-workers and adversaries with dignity and respect and always abided by his word. He is survived by his wife and four children. Those interested in donating to the Robert E. Knox Memorial Scholarship Fund may either send a check to the UGA Foundation, 824 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, Ga., 30602-5582 or they may contact the School of Law's development office at (706) 542-7639.

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