ParalegalEDU Excellence Scholarship is now open to any US students recently accepted or currently enrolled student in a certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s-level paralegal program. This is an essay based scholarship program. Students must write an essay on the given topic below. The deadline is 1 December 2020.
Part administrative assistant, part researcher, and part client liaison, paralegals are an invaluable part of the American legal system – which is one of the reasons you’ve decided to pursue the career yourself. But before you can begin proving yourself in the legal trenches of law offices, court rooms and corporate legal departments , you’ll need to come prepared with the right education – and that’s not something that comes cheap.
We value the work of today’s paralegals and the education needed to get their foot in the door. To show our gratitude for aspiring paralegals like you, we are honored to offer the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship to make your pursuit of an education a little more affordable. ParegalEDU.org is now accepting applications for the 2020 Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship – worth $500!
The winner will be granted $500.
Level and Area of Studies
College or university level in legal program or other fields.
Place of study
At school that is either an institutional member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) or approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) in the United States.
Eligibility and Requirement
- Any recently accepted or currently enrolled student in a certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s-level paralegal program offered through a school that is either an institutional member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) or approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) is eligible to apply.
- All second-year students must provide proof of having a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in their paralegal certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s program.
- All recently accepted students must provide proof of being accepted into a qualifying program.
- Recently accepted first-year students of a certificate, associate’s, or bachelor’s degree program must provide proof of having a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Recently accepted first-year students of a master’s program must provide proof of having a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.5.
In 2,500 words or less, tell us about your greatest personal strength and how you’ll use it to become an exceptional paralegal. Maybe you’ve always been valued for your dependability, or perhaps it’s your ability to multitask with ease that’s been the secret to your success as a student and employee. Maybe it’s the ability to dive deep into research-intensive projects, something that will be critical to the wok you do every day as a paralegal.
Give us examples of how this positive quality has helped you in the past and how you plan to use it to your advantage as a paralegal.
1 December 2020.