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Scholarship Committee

This Committee is responsible for awarding one or more scholarships to a paralegal or paralegal program student who fulfills the requirements set forth by the Board of Directors. The committee sends out scholarship applications to all members and the colleges/universities in New York that offer paralegal programs and then chooses an outstanding individual from the submitted applications.


To get involved contact Bill Strachan.        

The 2017 NYCPA SCHOLARSHIP

Terms for the Competition

       

The New York City Paralegal Association (NYCPA) is dedicated to advancing the paralegal profession in the New York City area. Paralegals are integral parts of the legal system, so vocation is supported by national and regional organizations. Regional professional paralegal organizations maintain financial aid funds, and additional resources are put-forth by individual, local chapters and affiliated foundations. These examples illustrate the types of aid commonly available for professional paralegals and paralegal schooling.

In 2017 the NYCPA will be presenting three (3) scholarships to winners of the Annual research and writing competition:        
  • The PACE® Scholarship. The Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam® is for those with not only a comprehensive education in paralegal studies but also years of practical experience. Earning the RP® designation by passing the PACE Exam shows that you are one of the best in the field! The winner of the NYCPA essay contest will receive a check in the amount of $330 for certification examinations and fees. Applicants are required to maintain Active or Associate level of memberships in the NYCPA to be considered for the organization’s scholarship.
  • The PCCE™ Scholarship. The Paralegal CORE Competency Exam™ establishes your education has prepared you for many types of paralegal work and helps you stand out from others whose schooling and experience are otherwise similar. Those who have passed the PCCE may proudly display the CRP™ designation after their name. The winner of the NYCPA essay contest will receive a check in the amount of $330 for certification examinations and fees. Applicants are required to maintain Active or Associate level of memberships in the NYCPA to be considered for the organization’s scholarship.
  • The Gillian Gayle Paralegal Student Scholarship. The Gillian Gayle Paralegal Student Scholarship is open to all students enrolled in paralegal programs in New York City, Westchester and Rockland Counties. To be qualified students must have at least one (1) course/semester to complete before graduation. The winner of the NYCPA essay contest will receive a check in the amount of $500 payable toward tuition. Applicants are required to maintain Student level membership with the NYCPA to be considered for the organization’s scholarship.
  • The second place winner of the student scholarship will be awarded with a free membership with NYCPA for a year.
  • All winners will be invited to NYCPA’s Annual Membership Appreciation Dinner.
  • All winners will be announced in the Paralegal Buzz and in NYCPA’s groups on social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter).
  • Essays that win first, second and third places in each scholarship category will be published on NYCPA’s website.

The application will be posted shortly. Please check again.

 

          Mail your complete Application to Bill Strachan.       
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