NC Bar Association Paralegal Scholarship Available

20 Mar

The Student Scholarship provides an award of $500 for tuition to a North Carolina resident enrolled in a North Carolina Qualified Paralegal Studies Program as defined by the North Carolina State Bar. The application packet is available here (pdf).

The complete scholarship package is valued at $800 and includes:

Paralegal Division Membership (2013-2014)

Any Section Membership (2013-2014)

Registration for the 2013 Paralegal Division Annual Meeting and Seminar

A CLE/CPE Passport to attend eligible programs tuition free

Up to $100 travel expense reimbursement

Requirements:

1. Be a North Carolina resident enrolled in a North Carolina Qualified Paralegal Studies Program as defined by the North Carolina State Bar;

2. Be a North Carolina Bar Association Paralegal Division Student Member in good standing;

3. Submit a signed Certificate of Good Academic Standing (form included with application packet) from your school verifying you are in good academic standing as defined by your school;

4. Provide a sealed Letter of Recommendation from your paralegal program advisor OR from a current or past instructor within your paralegal program; and

5. Submit an essay on “Will you pursue certification as a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal? Why or why not?” All essays must be 1,000 to 1,500 words in length and typewritten. Grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and flow will be considered.

The deadline is April 5, 2013. Scholarships will be awarded by May 9, 2013.

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