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Paralegal / Court Reporting Scholarships

Here are some of the Paralegal / Court Reporting scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Maria Stahl Court Reporting Scholarship

Awarded to a student who demonstrates excellence, persistence and dedication in court reporting studies, especially through adversity.

Robert and Frances Fullerton Scholarship

Provides an award to a student pursuing a paralegal or law degree upon graduation. The most recent award was $1,900.

National Federation of Paralegal Associations/Thomson Reuters Scholarship

You must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited paralegal education program or college level program with an emphasis in paralegal studies to be considered for this scholarship. Submit 4 copies of your application and 4 copies of each of the following documents: a) A letter of recommendation from the director of your paralegal education program, an instructor from your paralegal education program, or an employer; b) Your current official transcript from the paralegal program you are attending, showing at least a B average. One of the four “copies” must be an original – the other three can be photocopies. High school transcripts are acceptable only if you have not completed a college semester; c) A double-spaced paper, not exceeding four pages, on the following topic: What are the advantages or disadvantages of a state adopting a program similar to the Limited License Legal Technician program adopted in Washington State? Would this conflict with current paralegal roles or discourage employers from hiring paralegals? Why or why not?

PAEOP Hermine Solt Student Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP) welcomes all qualifying students to submit a scholarship application for the 2018 Hermine Solt Student Scholarship. This is a $500 scholarship that was established in 1992 for the purpose of aiding students in Pennsylvania to pursue higher education in a business-related field. This scholarship will be given to an eligible senior applicant graduating from a Pennsylvania High School or Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School to be used as either tuition assistance or as a school bookstore credit at any approved two or four-year post-secondary institution, college, or university majoring in the business field. (Examples include but not limited to: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Communications, Business Management, Business Communications, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Computer/Technology, or Secretarial/Admin. Assistant) Additional criteria for consideration include: 1. Financial Need; 2. Academic Performance (must have a minimum of a 3.0 G.P.A.); 3. School Activities (Clubs, Sport or Music/Arts) 4. Work, community and/or volunteer activities; 5. Traits of leadership, citizenship, and service to school and community with an excellent attendance record. In addition to completing the attached or online application, students must submit all of the following: 1. Official High School Transcript – if selected an original with a compressed seal will be required. 2. One letter of recommendation from a business teacher or guidance counselor who is knowledgeable of the student’s citizenship, academic history/scholarship, or activities in the school and/or local community. 3. List of all extra-curricular activities, honors, and/or community service 4. An essay or personal statement (approx. 250 words) detailing “WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 10 YEARS FROM NOW?” 5. Acceptance Letter Showing Business Major The scholarship will be awarded as follows: Applications will be given a number based on order of receipt. Names will not be provided to the committee and points will be awarded using the approved scoring rubric. Points will be totaled and applications placed in order from highest to lowest. The scholarship will be awarded based on total points earned from the application, with emphasis on financial need, community service and/or extra-curricular activities and overall high school academic record. The essay/personal statement will provide insight as to the goals and future vision for the applicant. Scholarship winners must agree to let PAEOP use his/her photo and information for their quarterly newsletter or other members only correspondence. The winner will be invited to accept the award at the PAEOP awards banquet in Spring 2018. The scholarship check will be issued by the Pennsylvania Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP) in the name of the student to the college or post-secondary institution the student will be attending. Scholarship proceeds must be used for tuition and/or as a credit at the student book store. Scholarship Packets must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2018 – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Scholarship Award Program

Over $1,700,000 in tuition scholarships are being offered in both degree and diploma programs to Florida high school graduates. These scholarships are available in such diverse specialties as business administration, electronic engineering technology, drafting and computer assisted design, secretarial, fashion merchandising and design, accounting, cartooning/illustration, court reporting, professional mariner, culinary arts, hospitality management, private investigation, nail and skin care technology, respiratory therapy technician, travel and tourism, cosmetology, video film production and recording arts, automotive service technology, photography, industrial design technology, music and video business, allied health administration, air conditioning and refrigeration technology, paralegal studies, interior design, therapeutic massage, rescue and advanced open water diving, cardiovascular technologist, visual communication, medical or dental assisting and other business, health care and technical/career fields.

Other Majors Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application

Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship

The Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship is awarded to one or more Marshall High School or Marshall Alternative High School graduates, previous recipients or Marshall area residents who are pursuing a career in the Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, or other related fields, such as but not limited to, Fireman, Policeman, Legal Secretary or Dispatcher. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate the drive and ability to be successful in pursuing a college education and/or a certification process in the fields aforementioned. Financial need may be a deciding factor. MinimumGPA not required.Students must complete the application for scholarships administered by the Marshall Community Foundation. This Application can be downloaded from the Scholarship page at the Foundation website, www.marshallcf.org, or contact the Foundation Office at 269.781.2273 or info@marshallcf.orgEssay Questions: What field have you chosen to pursue in your studies? What made you decide to pursue this career? How do you hope to impact the community around you?Recommendation Letters: Two required- one from high school educator/administrator or employer and one from an adult member of the community (not a family member).Financial Criteria: Yes, please complete financial aid information and return with scholarship application.GPA: N/A

Imagine America High School Scholarship

The Imagine America Foundation created its Imagine America High School Scholarship Program in 1998 to help provide scholarships for high school students. This annual scholarship program has helped thousands of high school seniors afford a career education at hundreds of career schools across the United States. Each year, every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico may nominate up to five graduating seniors to receive a $1,000 Imagine America scholarship!

NCRA Student Intern Scholarship

Criteria for NCRF's Student Intern Scholarship 1. The nominee must be a current NCRA student member. 2. The nominee must be an intern in any of the three career paths: judicial (official and freelance), CART, and captioning. 3. The nominee must be enrolled in an NCRA Certified Court Reporter Training Program. 4. Any student that has been in his/her school’s intern program in the past 12 months is eligible. 5. The nominee in a judicial court reporting program must have passed at least one of the program’s Q & A tests at a minimum of 190 words per minute. 6. The nominee in a CART or captioning program must have passed at least one of the program’s literary tests at a minimum of 160 words per minute. 7. The nominee must have a grade point average of at least a 3.5 overall, based on a 4.0 standard or equivalent. 8. The nominee must have a demonstrated need for financial assistance. 9. The nominee must possess all the qualities exemplified by a professional court reporter, including professional attitude, demeanor, dress, and motivation. 10. The nominee must agree to participate in NCRA’s Mentors Program. Information may be found at http://www.ncraonline.org/EducCertification/VMP/. 11. All criteria must be confirmed and verified by the submitting program.

Frank Sarli Memorial Scholarship

NCRF is proud to offer the Frank Sarli Memorial Scholarship annually. This scholarship goes to one deserving, qualified, NCRA student member at an NCRA-certified program.Students who are currently enrolled at NCRA–certified programs and the meet the criteria below are eligible. Only one nomination from each NCRA-certified program is accepted. Criteria for the Frank Sarli Memorial Scholarship: 1. The nominee must be a current NCRA student member. 2. The nominee must be enrolled in an NCRA-certified court reporting program. 3. The nominee must have passed at least one of the court reporting program's Q & A tests at a minimum of 200 words per minute. 4. The nominee must have a grade point average of at least a 3.5 overall, based on a 4.0 standard. 5. The nominee must have a demonstrated need for financial assistance. 6. Nominees must possess all the qualities exemplified by a professional court reporter, including professional attitude, demeanor, dress and motivation. 7. All criteria must be confirmed and verified by the submitting court reporting program.

Legal Leaders Scholarship

The Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in law. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the following areas: pre-law, paralegal studies, or working towards their juris doctorate in any concentration of the law. Eligibility Applicants must meet the following criteria: - Must be a U.S. citizen. - Must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education. - Must demonstrate admission and plans to enroll, or proof of current enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education. *If you have not yet received your acceptance into college or law school, you may still apply, but the scholarship will not be released without proof of acceptance and enrollment. - Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award recipient shall provide the following documentation to obtain the scholarship: - A transcript reflecting the student’s current standing with a 3.0 GPA. - Proof of admission and enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education. - The Console & Hollawell Legal Leaders Scholarship is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses. A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s university or college to cover these expenses.

Gilbert G. Pompa Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Pre-Law)

Amount: $ 1,000 Criteria Must be enrolled at a accredited university or public / private college in the State of Texas Completed 90 credit hours before the fall semester All majors are eligible but students must be pursing a pre-law program and / or planning to attend law school Have and maintain a 2.75 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Provide one letter of recommendation from an educator familiar with your academic career Provide a resume of your community service activities Must maintain full-time enrollment status (12 hours if applicable) for the duration of the scholarship Preference will be given to female students of Hispanic descent

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