Diversity Scholarship Fund


Purpose: Raise awareness of the legal management profession to a diverse student body.

Objective and Award: Award up to $1,000.00 in scholarship for college tuition, books, room or board. Award is intended for diverse students studying in an area related to legal administration with emphasis in: legal studies, paralegal studies, business administration, marketing, human resources, finance, or accounting. The scholarship money is paid directly to the college or university in the account name of the student attending. The scholarship money is restricted for use as tuition, books, room or board.

Basic Qualifications: Applicant must be accepted at an accredited college and in good academic standing in high school.

Application Requirements:

  • Application must include a short 1 – 2 page essay by the student summarizing their area of intended study or degree and their interest in legal administration or a related field.
  • Applications must describe leadership capability.
  • Application must include two letters of reference.
  • Applicant must include a letter of acceptance from their college or university.
  • Applicant must include an official transcript from their high school.
  • Applications must be submitted on or before June 24, 2012 to:


Diversity Scholarship Committee
Gateway Chapter – Association of Legal Administrators
c/o Michelle A. Martin, Committee Chair
Thompson Coburn LLP
One US Bank Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101


Award Date: July 15, 2012

CLICK HERE to download the complete 2012 ALA Diversity Scholarship Fund Application.