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Scholarships

Each chapter of The Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., (PAF) works closely with community colleges and other institutions that offer a paralegal studies program. We take the time to speak to students and give them a general sense of what the paralegal profession is all about.  Through its scholarship program, PAF offers financial assistance to deserving students who are members of our association.

2017-2018 STUDENT MEMBER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. (“PAF”) will award two (2) Student EducationScholarships to qualified applicants for the specific purpose of encouraging members to complete their coursework in the paralegal studies program.

  • One (1) Scholarship for the 2017 Fall Semester $250.00
  • One (1) Scholarship for the 2018 Spring Semester $250.00

(Maximum Annual Award: $ 500.00)

Applicant must be a student member in good standing with the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc. and their local chapter, and meet qualifications required to be a student member.

  1. Applicant must work or reside within the State of Florida.
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications is June 13, 2017. Click here to access the application form. The deadline date should be no more than 60 days prior to the fall seminar. Allowing for review of the applications, and ultimately an announcing the scholarship recipient of the fall and spring scholarships at the fall seminar. (No deadline exceptions or extensions).
  3. Notification of the scholarship award recipients will be made 10 ten days before the fall seminar.
  4. The education goal statement must be submitted in typewritten form and will be judged on originality, writing clarity and content.
  5. Applicant must submit one letter of recommendation from a professor in the paralegal education department, and a letter of recommendation from your employer if applicable.
  6. Applicant must submit a copy of their most updated transcript.
  7. The Scholarship Committee shall judge applications and make recommendations to the PAF Executive Committee, who will make the final decision.
  8. Scholarship recipients agree to serve on the Scholarship Committee for thecalendar year following receipt of the Student Education Scholarship award.

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Access the 2017-2018 PAF Education Scholarship Application Form here.