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Major gift from alumni couple establishes scholarship

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Coral Gables, Fla., Oct. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — When Scott Kornspan arrived at the University of Miami as a first-year student in 1982, he plunged into campus life—and fell in love with an institution that was working hard on plans for what he called “a glide path to greatness.” 

Later, as a student at the School of Law, Scott met classmate and fellow New Yorker Susan Fleischner. The two later married and have spent the past 32 years building distinguished legal careers in South Florida. At the same time, recognizing how their educations had transformed their own lives, they have been dedicated to supporting the University of Miami and its students, as donors, volunteers, mentors, and, in Susan’s case, as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Law. 

In 2013, they named the Scott and Susan Fleischner Kornspan Study Lounge, a 24-hour, 7-day academic and gathering space on the first floor of the Shalala Student Center. That gift spoke of their strong desire to provide all students with round the clock, excellent study facilities to help them succeed, the couple shared.

Now, the Kornspans have cemented their legacy at the University through a major gift of $5 million, which will endow three new scholarship programs for Kornspan Scholars: The Scott and Susan Fleischner Kornspan Opportunity Scholarship, Merit Scholarship, and Law Scholarship.

The Opportunity Scholarship is designed to help the University attract high-achieving first-generation students, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, who might not have an opportunity without financial assistance. With the Merit Scholarship, the Kornspans aim to help the University compete for and matriculate the most accomplished students who have options at other top-tier private institutions.

The Law Scholarship was crafted to ensure that top first-year law students can continue their studies. As Scott explained, they did not want a “situation where someone arrived at Miami Law…

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