Foundation establishes Marc E. Williams Scholarship

Attorney and Marshall University alumnus Marc E. Williams has established a renewable scholarship for full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing at Marshall University.

December 20, 2017

Attorney and Marshall University alumnus Marc E. Williams has established a renewable scholarship for full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing.

Williams, a 1982 graduate of Marshall, said the university gave him a start in his professional life.

“The education that I received and the leadership lessons that I learned at Marshall made it possible for me to participate in issues on a national level,” Williams said. “It’s important for anyone who has had a successful career to give back to help the next generation succeed. If I could give advice to today’s Marshall students, it would be to not hesitate to take risks in advancing your career. Anything is possible if you set what might seem as unreachable goals.”

Williams, a managing partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s West Virginia office, has several practice areas spanning across six industries. He was recognized by the West Virginia University College of Law and West Virginia Executive Magazine as one of the 2017 Lawyer and Leader Award Winners. He was also recognized as the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in the Charleston/Huntington area for his appellate practice by The Best Lawyers in Americaâ.

He has served on the board of directors for the Marshall Artist Series and is past chair for the St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation. He also has served as resource development chair for United Way of the River Cities Inc. Williams has also been president of three national legal organizations: DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, Lawyers for Civil Justice and the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence.

For questions about a student’s eligibility for the Marc E. Williams Scholarship, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at Marshall University. For questions about starting a scholarship at Marshall, please contact Krystle Davis at the Marshall University Foundation by phone at 304-696-6781 or by e-mail at krystle.davis@marshall.edu.