University of Tulsa College of Law student Michelle Kruse is the most recent recipient of Crowe & Dunlevy law firm’s diversity scholarship in the amount of $2,000 per semester for a total commitment of $10,000. The firm’s Diversity Scholars Program provides assistance to a diverse student who qualifies based on academic achievement, financial need and commitment to the law.
“We are very proud to support the next generation of legal professionals through our Diversity Scholars Program, and Michelle is another outstanding example of a student who shows great promise,” said Susan Huntsman, a director with the firm’s Tulsa office and member of the firm’s diversity committee. “We were particularly impressed with her experience in mediation and dispute resolution, and we wish her the best in her studies and her future career.”
Kruse obtained a master’s degree in dispute resolution from Southern Methodist University in Plano, Texas, and a Bachelor of Science in crime and justice from The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas. She has served as a volunteer mediator, paralegal intern and medical laboratory scientist. Kruse has certifications from the American Society for Clinical Pathology and has a Certificate for Mediation and Dispute Resolution and for Mediation of Domestic Relation Dispute Resolution.
The scholarship is renewed each semester based on satisfactory progress and performance. Since 2012, the firm has provided $30,000 in scholarships to TU Law students.