Dallas Area Paralegal Association Scholarship Fund

The Dallas Area Paralegal Association Scholarship is awarded to a paralegal student with strong academic performance, exemplary leadership, an indicated primary career interest in law, and financial need. The Recipient will receive up to $1,500 scholarship from the Dallas Area Paralegal Association (DAPA) Scholarship Fund.

To be eligible to apply for the 2018 DAPA Student Scholarship, one must be (a) currently enrolled and actively participating in, or (b) enrolled in the immediate next term for, a minimum of 6 hours of study in a Baccalaureate, Post-Baccalaureate, or Associate Degree paralegal education program at a college and/or paralegal school which has attained American Bar Association (ABA) approval or is institutionally accredited and in substantial compliance with the ABA Guidelines in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and/or (y) enrolled and actively participating in, or (z) enrolled in the immediate next term for, a minimum of 6 hours of study in a Postgraduate Paralegal Certificate Program offered by an institution of tertiary education which provides undergraduate and postgraduate education. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or grade equivalent.

The following schools currently meet the aforementioned criteria:
- Collin College
- El Centro College
- Southern Methodist University
- Tarrant County College Northeast Campus
- Texas A&M Commerce
- Texas Christian University
- Texas Wesleyan University
- *Please contact the Director at Large if your school is not listed.

Applicants must submit an essay response and provide at least one letter of recommendation.

Award
One award of up to $1,500
Deadline
04/01/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you related to a member of the Dallas Area Paralegal Association Board of Directors?
  2. Please select the institution of your current, pending, or prior enrollment.
  3. What is your current cumulative GPA?
  4. Please upload a copy of your most recent academic transcript (in PDF format only)
  5. Please respond to the following essay: Why do you want to become a paralegal?