Corey Strong, a graduate of White Station High School and the U.S. Naval Academy who recently returned home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, will get a special honor Wednesday.
Strong is the recipient of the first scholarship offered by the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs that was created in honor of civil rights pioneer Benjamin L. Hooks. The Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs-Benjamin L. Hooks Law Scholarship is being offered by the law firm in conjunction with the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
It will fund Strong’s law school tuition and course-related expenses at the U of M. The scholarship will be offered every three years to a full-time law student at the University of Memphis, with preference being given to a Memphian.