Along with your application, please submit copies of the following documents:
 

  1. A letter of recommendation from the director of your paralegal education program, an instructor from your paralegal education program, or an employer.
  2. Your current official transcript from the paralegal program you are attending, showing at least a B average. High school transcripts are acceptable only if you have not completed a college semester;
  3. A double-spaced paper, not exceeding four pages, on the following topic:

Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration.

The essay submitted with this application becomes the property of The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. and may be reproduced without permission for publication and publicity purposes.

Please contact info@paralegals.org with any questions or concerns regarding this application.

Scholarship sponsored by:

Thomson Reuters 


This award recognizes a NFPA member association that has exhibited outstanding dedication and service in the area of Pro Bono Services.

Nomination Process:

Anyone may nominate an NFPA member association for this award. The submission can also be self nominating.  The nomination letter should outline the specific Pro Bono Program ("Program") to be considered.

Eligibility:

This award is open to all NFPA member associations in good standing.  The determination of the award recipient will be at the sole discretion of the Judges. The general criteria to be considered shall include, but not be limited to:

1. The Program must be designed to target a portion of the community which cannot otherwise afford to seek legal assistance

2. Each paralegal participating in the Program shall comply with the ethical standards of NFPA and the local Association.

3. At no time will the judges consider the number of hours contributed by the Association's members, nor the number of people assisted in the program.

Please contact info@paralegals.org with any questions or concerns regarding this award.

This award recognizes an individual who is practicing paralegal and has exhibited extraordinary dedication to the delivery of quality legal services to a portion of the population that cannot afford to pay for legal services.

Any individual or association may nominate a practicing paralegal for this award.  The submission can also be self-nominating.

Eligibility:

1. This award is open to all practicing paralegals. The nominee need not be a member of NFPA or an NFPA member association.  The determination of the award recipient will be at the sole discretion of the Judges.

2. The nominee must have offered Pro Bono services designed to target a portion of the population which cannot otherwise afford legal assistance.

3. The nominee must have contributed to the delivery of quality of legal services to members of the community who are unable to pay reasonable or customary legal fees.  The nominee must also further enhance the delivery of such legal services.

4. The nominee must exhibit a true dedication to the delivery of quality legal services.


Please contact info@paralegals.org with any questions or concerns.

This award recognizes a practicing paralegal whose conduct, actions and activities demonstrate extraordinary dedication to diversity and inclusion as defined in NFPA's  Position Statement on Diversity.

Process:
1. Any individual or association may nominate a practicing paralegal for this award.  Submissions can also be self-nominating.
2. All nominees must be practicing paralegals at the time of nomination and selection.
3. Nominations shall be submitted by answering the questions contained in the application.
4. Supporting documentation should include:
    1. Articles from newspapers, professional publications, etc.
    2. Photograph of the nominee
    3. Resume or cirricula vitae of the nomine.

Please contact info@paralegals.org with questions or concerns regarding this award.
This award recognizes an individual NFPA member for outstanding leadership contributions to his/her local association.

Nomination Process:
1. An NFPA member association or a member of an NFPA member association may nominate an individual NFPA member for this award.
2. Nominations must be accompanied by a letter of nomination by the nominating member or association.

Eligibility
1. Nominees for this award must be a member of an NFPA member association and must be nominated by a member association or individual member of the same association
2. The nominee will have demonstrated influential behavior in the paralegal profession, promoted interest and active participation in the activities of his/her local association, motivated others to work toward establishing and carrying out professional goals.
3. The nominee will have been recognized by the legal community as a committed professional dedicated to the advancement of the legal profession.

Please direct all questions to info@paralegals.org.

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in promoting NFPA's paralegal certification exams.

  1. Any NFPA member may nominate his/her paralegal certification ambassador and the association for the award by submitting a letter of nomination and providing evidence of all the marketing efforts made by the ambassador and/or the association in the previous year.
  2. The nomination must be specific as to dates with respect to accomplishments, projects or any other information submitted.

Please contact info@paralegals.org with any questions or concerns regarding this award.

Award sponsored by:

API 


This award recognizes an individual NFPA member whose on-the-job achievements, including contributions to his/her employer, colleagues and the paralegal profession, have contributed to expansion of the paralegal profession in general.


Process:

1. Anyone may nominate a member of an NFPA member association or an individual sustaining member of NFPA for this award.

2. Nominations for this award must include a letter describing how the nominee has taken the initiative beyond typical job duties to contribute to expansion of the paralegal profession

3. The letter must include how an expanded role has served the paralegal's employer and/or others for whom the paralegal has performed additional duties, contributed to cost savings, added efficiency, added professionalism, increased visibility or other factors that have been a positive result of the paralegal's initiative

4. The letter must also include how his/her efforts have been recognized and appreciated by the individuals for whom the paralegal performs paralegal duties.

Please contact info@paralegals.org with any questions or concerns.

Please refer to NFPA Procedures Sec 25 for complete description. 


Scholarship includes: 

1. PCC Exam and Application Fees

2. PCC Handbook Fees

3. PCCE Study Manual

5. Enrollment the Paralegal Education Group (PEG) PCCE online review course.

Applications must be submitted no later than July 1, 2019.

Eligibility:

  1. Candidate must be an NFPA member.
  2. Candidate must be eligible to take the PCC Exam.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the application.  When answering the questions, your answers should be supported by documentation and give dates, where possible.
  2. Write an essay on the topic "With the changing legal industry, the paralegal profession faces constant evolution and expansion into unfamiliar territories, such as: the Limited Licensed Legal Technicians in Washington, the Licensed Paralegal Professionals in Utah, and freelance or contract paralegals providing their services to attorneys in non-traditional methods. Explain voluntary paralegal certification's role and necessity in the continued evolution of the paralegal profession."
  3. Submit application.  Incomplete submissions will be reviewed as is without opportunity to supplement.

Please contact info@paralegals.org with any questions or concerns regarding this scholarship.

Please note: Refunds will not be granted if the winner has already paid for any of the things included in the scholarship (exam fee, study manual, study course, etc).


Scholarship sponsored by:

This award recognizes an NFPA member in honor of the Honorable William R Robie and his dedication to the paralegal profession, the expansion of the delivery of legal services, and equal access to justice for all Americans.

Process:

  1. Any NFPA member association may nominate a voting, student, or affiliate member of an NFPA member association for the Robie Award.
  2. The nomination should be accompanied by a letter/letters of nomination from the nominating association's president and/or other individuals.
  3. Supporting documents may be provided.

Eligibility:

  1. The nominee must be a member of an NFPA association.
  2. Currently serving NFPA Board Members, including the NFPA Board Advisor, are not eligible for this award.
  3. Nominees cannot be a vendor, full-time legal education, lawyer or sustaining member of NFPA.

Please contact info@paralegals.org with further questions or concerns regarding this award.

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