Chris Cornell Scholarship Fund

An endowed fund has been established to support student scholarships at UCLA School of Law in tribute to late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who used his position as one of the leading figures in rock music to advance social justice and human rights causes.

Additional donors are encouraged to contribute to the fund in Cornell's memory and in support of the work of UCLA School of Law.

Cornell wrote and performed the title song for The Promise (2017), the first feature film to illuminate the story of the Armenian genocide. All proceeds from the film have gone towards human rights causes, including funds to found the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law.

The song has been nominated for a Grammy for best rock performance.

Cornell’s career began in 1984, when he founded the trailblazing Seattle-based band Soundgarden. A chief architect of the 1990s grunge movement and one of the most influential voices in rock, Cornell later had a successful career as a solo artist and founder of Audioslave. He reunited with Soundgarden in 2010. Selling more than 30 million records worldwide, Cornell forged a unique identity over three decades as a Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated singer, guitarist, composer and lyricist. Cornell died in May 2017 at the age of 52, but his artistic and humanitarian legacy lives on.

"Chris Cornell was a legendary artist and a very generous person," said UCLA Law Dean Jennifer L. Mnookin. "This fund is a tribute to his memory, and we hope it is an inspiration for others to support causes greater than themselves."

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