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Nebraska Paralegal Association (NePA)

Education Award (up to two $500.00 awards per year)

NOTICE:  Award application deadline March 1, 2017

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

The following criteria must be met in order to apply for award:

  1. Applicant must be a Nebraska resident or a member of NePA admitted to an accredited paralegal program at a University, College, Community College or Business College located in Nebraska.
  2. Applicant must have completed one academic term, and be currently enrolled as a paralegal student.

 

Application Procedure

Each applicant must complete the following procedures to apply for an award:

  1. Each applicant shall submit a resume with current contact information;
  2. Each applicant shall submit proof of acceptance to a Nebraska paralegal program, and a transcript of grades earned in the program to date;
  3. Each applicant shall provide one letter of recommendation from a program director, instructor, or employer. No family member of the applicant may submit a letter of recommendation for the applicant;
  4. Each applicant shall provide an essay of at least one page in length that describes the applicant’s education and career goals and how award funds will be used to help achieve goals (example – tuition; books, equipment);
  5. A personal interview or additional documents may be required at the discretion of the Award Committee.

 

Award Application Deadline

NOTICE:  Award application deadline: March 1, 2017.

The application materials can be emailed to: nepastudentscholarship@yahoo.com ; with any attachments in Word and/or PDF formats, or mailed to the following address:

NePA
Student Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 24943
Omaha NE 68124. 
 

Any application postmarked after the award application deadline will be disqualified. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration. Only one award will be given per recipient. The essay submitted with this Application becomes the property of NePA, and the essay may be reproduced for publication and publicity purposes. Faxes will not be accepted.

Award Announcement

Announcement of awards shall be made in writing to recipients no later than sixty (60) working days following the award application deadline. Applicants not selected for an award shall receive written notice of the same on or before the announcement deadline. Public recognition and announcement of the recipient(s) name shall be made at the next NePA Luncheon Meeting and at the General Meeting of the Members, and in public notices at the discretion of the award committee.

Payment of Award

Payment of the award shall be made directly to the recipient by June 1, 2017.

Non-Discriminatory Statement

Selection of award recipients shall be made without regard to race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin or marital status.