NLPA Scholarships

The Nebraska Legal Professionals Association is a statewide organization consisting of two chapters and affiliated members-at-large established in 1997. Its members share a common interest in promoting continuing professionalism in the legal field. There will be a $1,250.00 scholarship for first place and $750.00 scholarship for second place. The scholarship will be awarded in 2019 to Nebraska students enrolled in a certified program leading to a career in law.

All applicants must be enrolled part-time or full-time in paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or a law-related undergraduate program. There shall be a first and second place winner and an alternate winner. A check for $625.00 for the first place recipient and a check for $375.00 for the second place winner will be issued to the institution each semester after verifying the student is still enrolled and taking the required classes. If the first-place winner is unable to accept the first place award, the award shall go to the second place winner. If the second-place winner is unable to accept the second-place award, or moves up to accept the first-place award, the second-place award shall go to the alternate. 

Extra things to include with your scholarship application:
 A certified copy of your latest transcript.
-A resume covering your education history, school and community activities, and your work history.
-A one-page personal statement stating why you wish to become a legal secretary/paralegal or why you wish to continue your formal legal education.
-A copy of your acceptance letter to the school of your choice.

Applications must be postmarked on or before March 31st, 2019.

2019-2020 Scholarship Amounts:
1st Place - $1,250
2nd Place - $750

Click here for the 2019 Scholarship announcement in PDF format.
Click here for the 2019 NLPA Scholarship application form.

Our other chapters also offer scholarships in various amounts. You are welcome to apply for all of them!
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