Posts Tagged ‘scholarships’

Berkshire Assoc. for Paralegals and Legal Secretaries Offers Scholarships

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

I’ve just returned from the AAfPE National Conference in Indianapolis where I was reminded once again of the importance of professional associations to their professions, their members, and their communities. The following example from caught my attention:

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Berkshire Association for Paralegals and Legal Secretaries has distributed scholarship applications to guidance offices at the following high schools: Berkshire School, Charles H. McCann Vocational Technical High School, Drury High School, Great Barrington Waldorf High School, Hoosac Valley High School, Lee Middle and High School, Lenox Memorial High School, Miss Hall’s School, Monument Mountain Regional High School, Mount Everett High School, Mount Greylock Regional High School, Pittsfield High School, St. Joseph Central High School, Taconic High School and Wahconah Regional High School.

Students are encouraged to pick up an application at their guidance office. Qualifications include being a graduating senior from a Berkshire County high school with a minimum B average, who is pursuing secondary schooling in paralegal studies, legal secretarial program, political science, criminology, or any legal related field; or any individual interested and qualified to enter an established course for paralegal studies, legal secretarial program, political science, criminology or any legal related field.

Applications must be returned by the deadline of March 25, 2011 to Attention Of: Pamela J. White, Berkshire Association for Paralegals and Legal Secretaries (“BAPLS”) Scholarship Committee c/o Thomas P. McHugh, P.O. Box 36, Williamstown, MA 01267.

I’d offer to help with the judging, but I have a bias relating to Wahconah Regional High School from which I graduated in 1969. I won’t discuss here in which direction the bias leans!

NFPA/Thomson Reuters Scholarships for Paralegal Students

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

From the NFPA LinkedIn Group comes this reminder:

* Group: National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.
* Subject: Announcement from National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. — THOMSON REUTERS SCHOLARSHIPS

If you are a paralegal student, full or part time, there is still plenty of time to apply for one of two NFPA/Thomson Reuters Scholarships. One scholarship is for $3,000, the other for $2,000. Winners will also be attending the 2010 NFPA Convention in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, courtesy of Thomson Reuters’ generous support of the paralegal profession.

For information, see:

It’s worth applying just for the ability to attend the NFPA Convention. Check it out.

Professional Associations

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Speaking of professional associations, I recently received this announcement through NFPA’s Facebook site:

Time is running out! Applications and nominations for NFPA®’s annual awards and scholarships must be RECEIVED at NFPA headquarters by July 31st. You still have time to nominate someone for these awards/scholarships but you must do it quickly! Please refer to the information on the NFPA website ( for specifics on who can nominate a candidate for an award/scholarship, the criteria and qualifications for candidates, and nomination applications and procedures.

Awards and scholarships are presented each year at NFPA’s annual convention, scheduled to be held this year in Portland, Oregon from October 29th through November 1st, and include The Hon. William R. Robie Leadership Award, National Paralegal of the Year Award, Outstanding Local Leader Award, PACE Ambassador Award, Association Pro Bono Award, Individual Pro Bono Award, two Thomson-Reuters Scholarships and a PACE Scholarship Award.

Georgette M. Lovelace, RP
National Federation of Paralegal Associations