Anthony Welters ’77, chairman of the Law School’s Board of Trustees, was profiled in Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. The story covered his difficult childhood, his business success, and how he has given back to his alma mater.
Raised in a one-room Harlem apartment, the middle of five children, Welters went on to become a successful entrepreneur and executive.
In 1998, he and his wife, Beatrice, founded the AnBryce Scholarship Program to support outstanding J.D. students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are the first in their families to pursue a graduate degree and to prepare them for leadership positions. The program provides full-tuition scholarships for 30 students per year – 10 students per law school class.
“When I was in school, I never considered the need to work a hardship,” Welters said. “But, there were lots of opportunities I missed in law school because of the need to work. My wife and I facilitated these (NYU) scholarships so that others could take advantage of the full law school experience.”