Named in honor and memory of one of NALS of Oregon’s founders for her passion for excellence in legal education, “The LaVelle Mullennex Memorial Scholarship” was established to award scholarships to students who are preparing themselves for a career as non-attorney legal support staff.

Fund, Inc. is continually accepting applications from students interested in furthering their education in the legal field as legal support staff (such as a legal secretary, legal assistant, paralegal, law office administrative staff, court reporter, court personnel), or other positions traditionally associated with providing services and office support to attorneys.

Student scholarships applications are accepted throughout the year. Scholarships will be awarded annually in August.

Generally, there is $1,000 available for student scholarships.  A determination as to the number of awards and the amounts awarded will depend upon the applications received, based upon eligibility, merit, financial need, and ability.

If you have any questions concerning the Student Scholarship Application, please contact Fund, Inc. Director Susan Smith at 503-596-2924 or email