2014 Paralegal Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

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Note: The 2015 scholarship will be announced by Nov 1st. Stay tuned for details to be found on this page.

About the Scholarship:
For students seeking paralegal scholarships, the 2014 Legal Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a career in the legal field who submits the best 200-300 word essay on the topic of how legal professionals can make a positive difference in their community. Applicants must be college students pursuing a legal related undergraduate degree or certificate such as pre-law, paralegal, or criminal justice. High school students are also eligible if they have been accepted to a college and plan to study a legal related major. The application deadline is October 1st, 2014.

This criminal justice and paralegal scholarship is sponsored by Paralegal411.org, a leading paralegal career information website and directory of paralegal schools in the United States. Paralegal411.org provides a comprehensive resource of useful information for aspiring paralegals including career advice from more than 40 leaders in the paralegal field, interviews with current legal professionals and authors, student reviews of paralegal programs, salary data, and school information. Paralegal411.org has been featured on dozens of college career center webpages and paralegal association websites as a recommended resource.

Paralegal411 is excited to support students who are pursuing the goal of making a difference in their community as a legal professional.

Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • A high school or college student pursuing a legal related undergraduate degree or certificate at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, you may contact us at scholarship@paralegal411.org.

Application Deadline:
October 1st, 2014

Scholarship Selection Process:
Our scholarship committee will select the winning applicant by November 1st, 2014. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant with the best essay submission based on the quality of ideas, thoughtfulness, and creativity as judged by the scholarship committee.

The winning applicant and the school’s financial aid office will be notified by email or phone. A check for $1,000 will be mailed directly to the winning applicant once enrollment has been verified and a profile photo and brief bio has been provided. The winning applicant is responsible for complying with any IRS regulations for receiving scholarships which can be viewed at the IRS website. The winning applicant will be recognized on this page after November 1st, 2014.

Contact Information:
Paralegal411.org
scholarship@paralegal411.org

Click Here for the Application

2014 Scholarship Recipient

2014-scholarship-recipientWe are pleased to announce the 2014 Legal Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship recipient, Lindsay Wagaman. Lindsay completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. While attending college she volunteered with preteen girls to discuss issues such as family life and self-esteem. She discovered that she really wanted to help make a difference with families around her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin and decided to enroll in the post-baccalaureate paralegal program at Madison Area Technical College. Once she graduates from this program her goal is to start a career in a family law firm or a non-profit organization so she can achieve her aspiration of helping families in need.