Loyola University Chicago

Law Scholarship Recipients

Montalto, Steven



Steven Montalto
Martin J. Healy Scholarship

Expected year of graduation: 2014
Any other scholarships received while here at Loyola Martin J. McNally Scholarship
Undergraduate Institution/Degree/Major Benedictine University
Social Science
Hometown Westchester, IL


What attracted you to Loyola:
Loyola's ongoing commitment to public service and pro-bono assistance throughout the Chicago community attracted my interest.

What is the greatest learning experience you have had at Loyola:
In my first semester at Loyola, I have already learned many things. Foremost, I have learned excellence requires not only hard work, but persistence to never waver through hardship and adversity. Learning by experience inspires excellence

Who inspires you and Why:
I am most inspired by my mother, who has relentlessly valued the importance of teaching her children how to be respectable individuals. I recall many instances when after nearly a 12-hour work day, she would cook dinner for a neighbor struggling to fight cancer, or wrap a present for an individual who could not afford holiday gifts for their children. It has been the high priority my mother gives to responsibility that has ultimately allowed her to endure the financial hardship of single-handedly raising three children. I would not be fortunate enough to attend law school without her ongoing support.

Extracurricular Activities Hobbies and Interests:
Cook County Law-Related Education Program (Instructor)

Public Service, History, and Athletics

Area of legal interest and or your intended practice area upon graduation:
Civil Litigation, Public Interest, Personal Injury Law