Thompson Coburn is excited to announce that our 2022-2023 Eagleton Scholarship has been awarded to Beth Althouse and Haleigh Hoskins, both first-year law students at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
"We extend our congratulations to Beth and Haleigh," said Roman Wuller, Chair of Thompson Coburn. "Through their exemplary academic performances, community and civic involvement, and strong connection to their diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds, Beth and Haleigh embody the values of our late colleague Senator Thomas F. Eagleton, who himself was committed to creating pathways for diverse young people in our profession."
The Thomas F. Eagleton Scholarship, named in honor of Thompson Coburn's late partner and former U.S. Senator, is awarded annually to a 1L law student belonging to a demographic group underrepresented in the legal profession. The recipients also receive a full year of mentoring provided by Thompson Coburn partners and paid internships for the following summer. Prospective Eagleton Scholars must be enrolled at Washington University, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri in Columbia or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign law schools to be eligible for this award.
"At Thompson Coburn, we celebrate diversity and embrace inclusion. We are proud to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and award these scholarships to Beth and Haleigh," said Nelson Williams (partner) of Thompson Coburn's Eagleton Scholarship Sub-Committee, which is a group comprised of Diversity Committee members that volunteer to serve in this role.
Beth Althouse earned a B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis. As an undergrad, Beth served as an Aspirational Peer Mentor for the Deneb STARS Program for 1st generation, low-income students, a Resident Advisor for first-year students and worked at the WashU Recreation Center. She was on the Dean's List and also a member of the WuFuego Latin Dance Club.
"I'm delighted to join Thompson Coburn's talented cohort of Eagleton Scholars," said Beth. "As a Hispanic law student from the LGBQ+ community, I'm proud to represent my background and strengthen the diversity of the legal profession."
Haleigh Hoskins earned a B.A. in International Studies from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. During her undergraduate studies, Haleigh was a member of the Spelman Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, the NAACP Atlanta Chapter, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and Women of Excellence in Leadership. She was the Training Coordinator of the Spelman College Student Ambassadors and received a UNCF Coca-Cola Scholarship, Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship and ETS Presidential Scholarship.
"Greater representation of African American women in the legal profession is critical," said Haleigh. "I'm honored and delighted to join Thompson Coburn's Eagleton Scholarship program and appreciate the Firm's support of diverse law students and attorneys."
Each year, members of the Thompson Coburn Diversity Committee volunteer to serve as Eagleton Scholarship Sub-Committee members and undertake the task of interviewing potential candidates. This year's Scholarship Sub-Committee included:
David Dick, Partner, Real Estate and Construction Litigation
Janine Figueiredo, Partner, Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Amanda Hettinger, Co-chair of the Diversity Committee and Partner, Business Litigation
Norma Jackson, Chief Diversity & Attorney Development Officer
Fred Richards, Partner, Real Estate Tax Assessment
Nelson Williams, Partner, Labor & Employment
Jasmine Wynton, Partner, Business Litigation
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