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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.

Florida Accident Law Help Legal Scholarship

All applicants for this program must currently be pursuing or enrolled in a law program at their college or university. A high school diploma must be currently held, or soon be held in order to be accepted into the program. You must currently hold a 3.0 GPA whether in High school or College/University. What degrees count as law related? Paralegal, Pre-Law, Legal Assisting and Juris Doctor Who can apply? High school senior getting ready to head into college or university for a pre-law related program, or any students currently enrolled in college and pursuing such a program. When is the deadline? REQUIREMENTS Applicant must be currently pursuing a law related degree Have earned a high school diploma or GED Hold a 3.0 or higher overall GPA Be a US citizen

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

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?

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.

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

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.

Scholarship for College Students Interested In the Law

The Offices of Moseley Collins firmly believes in helping those interested in the legal profession. In an effort to foster awareness and encourage higher education, we have established a $500 scholarship for students interested in becoming lawyers. To qualify you need to be a college student interested in one day attending law school. It is our hope to recognize students with a strong personal drive and inner dedication to enter the legal profession. Interested college students should write an essay of 500 words or less, discussing why they want to be an attorney and how they would use a law degree to benefit society. Include any personal experiences that helped you make your choice and tell us why. Selection is in the sole discretion of the Law Offices of Moseley Collins, APLC. Applicant Requirements: o United States citizen o At least 18 years of age o Current college student o 2.0 GPA

Moses and Rooth 2015 Paralegal Scholarship

This scholarship is for incoming and current students participating in a paralegal studies program. Applicants must hold a 3.0 or higher GPA and be U.S. citizens. In order to apply applicants will be required to write a short introduction (100-200 words) telling us who you are, why you are applying for the scholarship, your interests, or anything that makes you special and an essay (300-600) answering the question of: “How do you see social media affecting the practice of law?" Essay must be emailed to paralegalscholarship@mosesandrooth.com Subject line: “Entry for The Moses and Rooth Paralegal Scholarship” or included in the online form at https://www.mosesandrooth.com/2015-paralegal-scholarship/. Please include your name and contact information within the email. MUST be a legal US resident. Unofficial Transcript: Provide an unofficial transcript of your current academic status. If you are a high school student, please provide an unofficial high school transcript. During the selection process you may be contacted to verify your academic status with an official transcript. You then must mail an official, unopened transcript to ultimately confirm previously sent academic status. Please do not initially send the official copies. All application materials must be emailed no later than the deadline date. Materials received later will be rejected, resulting in disqualification.

Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is open to any student studying for a career in the legal field. All applicants must be: Pursuing a degree in pre-law or paralegal studies, or; Working towards their J.D. in any concentration related to the law. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY All applicants for the Scholarship must meet the following criteria: You must be a citizen of the United States. You must demonstrate plans to enroll for admission‚ or have proof of current full-time enrollment at an accredited institution. 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. Your GPA must meet a minimum score of 3.0. The recipient must provide the following documents in order to be considered eligible: A transcript reflecting the student’s current academic standing, including a minimum GPA of at least 3.0. Proof of admission and enrollment at an accredited institution of higher education. Applications submitted by email should be sent to Jeff Reiff at scholarships@reiffandbily.com. Emailed applications should contain the subject, “Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship 2015” Paper applications should be mailed to: Reiff and Bily Attn: Jeffrey Reiff 1125 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

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

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