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Edith DeBusk graduated from Dallas Law School in 1941. She was the second International President from the Altrusa Club of Dallas, serving during the years of 1963-1965 and was Legal Advisor to Altrusa International from 1969 to 1981. When the Club established the scholarship honoring our first International President, Dr. Nina Fay Calhoun, Mrs. DeBusk handled the legal work. Many members believed that the Club should also honor Mrs. DeBusk. The Edith DeBusk Scholarship for Legal Studies was established in 1987. The first two scholarships were awarded in January 1988. Each year, scholarships for the study of law may be awarded to students from Southern Methodist University. In addition, scholarships for paralegal study may be awarded to students attending El Centro College. The scholarship fund is administered by a committee appointed by the President and approved by the Foundation Board of Directors.