UCLA School of Law to Honor Chris Cornell with New Scholarship

December 21, 2017
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Late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell is about to be recognized by higher education for his commitment to justice and human rights through the newly created Chris Cornell Scholarship.

The project comes with news that Vicky Cornell led a coalition—made up of Cornell’s friends as well as supporters of the law school—to put over $1 million toward the efforts at the school, providing support for “future leaders of the world,” says Vicky. 

After writing the title track to the 2017 film about the Armenian Genocide, The Promise, Cornell donated all proceeds from the song to the International Rescue Committee. Proceeds from the film went towards various human rights causes, ultimately leading to the creation of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at the UCLA School of Law.

News of the scholarship follows an announcement that “The Promise” was nominated for a GRAMMY in the “Best Rock Performance” category. Similarly, the song is currently an eligible contender for an Oscar nomination for “Best Original Song.”