The family of a late, well-known Morgantown attorney has established an endowed scholarship in his memory at West Virginia University.

A $25,000 donation from the family of Mike Magro, Jr. will assist students in the College of Law. Magro died in 1991. He served as Morgantown city attorney and Monongalia County prosecutor for many years.

The endowment was established by Magros sons, Phillip and Roger, and Rogers wife, Crystal.

Acknowledging the academic excellence and tradition of the WVU College of Law and those who attend and have attended this school, it is with deep honor and pride that we are establishing the Mike Magro, Jr. Scholarship at the WVU College of Law,said Phillip Magro, a 1974 graduate of the College of Law.Our father was considered to be a legal scholar by many in the legal community.

Students eligible to receive funds from the scholarship must be West Virginia residents who have demonstrated academic merit, are in the top 20 percent of their respective class at the College of Law, and have financial need.

“This endowment will provide much needed resources and will benefit our students for many years to come,”said John Fisher, College of Law dean.”I cannot thank the Magro family enough for their generosity.”

The endowment was set up through the WVU Foundation, the private non-profit that generates and provides support for West Virginia University.