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SFLPA and LPI Scholarships
Apply by April 1, 2022

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The San Francisco Legal Professionals Association (SFLPA) offers a scholarship in the amount of $1,000, in memory of SFLPA Life Member and Past President Alice O’Dell. Legal Professionals, Inc. (LPI) offers a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 for First Place and $1,000 for Second Place in memory of Eula Mae Jett.

Scholarship Requirements

For purposes of these scholarships, a career in the “legal field” shall be interpreted and defined as: (1) Legal Secretary, including Receptionist, (2) Legal Assistant/Paralegal, (3) Court Reporter, and (4) Law Office Administration.

There are three different levels for the scholarships awarded. The details and categories are outlined below:

  • Category A – HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
    Applicants shall be restricted to seniors who will have successfully completed high school by the end of June and will be enrolled in the fall semester immediately following the school year in a college or business school offering a course of study in the legal field.
     
  • Category B – COLLEGE STUDENTS
    Applicants shall be restricted to students who will have completed at least one year of college by June of the school year, and who will be enrolled in the fall semester immediately following the school year in a college or business school in a course of study in the legal field, until all such courses have been taken to satisfy the requirements for a degree or certificate in said legal related program.
     
  • Category C – CAREER CHANGE STUDENT
    Applicants shall be restricted to students who will be enrolled in the fall semester in a college or business school in a course of study in the legal field and shall be an individual who either (a) desires to re-enter the workforce after a prolonged absence but requires training or specialized education in order to qualify as a candidate for a position in the legal field; or (b) has been in the workforce for a number of years but desires to enter the legal field and wants to receive the training or specialized education needed to do so.

In addition all scholarships under each category are applicable to California residents only.

Required documents for both applications: scholarship application forms, a biographical letter, an unofficial school transcript, and a resume (if applicable). Documents must be typewritten and submitted in triplicate no later than April 1, 2022. All applications should be mailed to SFLPA’s Scholarship Chairman at the following address:

Felicia Masters 
c/o San Francisco Legal Professionals Association 
P.O. Box 2582
San Francisco, CA

Get all the details on the SFLPA/LPI Scholarships (PDF) flyer.

For more information contact Felicia Masters at careerscholarship@sflpa.org or (916) 715-2166.


Photo: David Goldstein

Apply for the David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Friday, April 22, 2022

Apply now for the David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship for Criminal Law Students. The deadline to apply for spring 2022 is Friday, April 22, 2022. The David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship for Criminal Law Students was established in honor of our long-time criminal law teacher. It is open to SF State Paralegal Studies students planning a career in criminal law and to international students. The scholarship awards two $3,000 scholarships in the fall and spring semesters. Learn more about the David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship and how to apply.

 


Eduardo Cerpa Honored by SFPA

The Board of Directors of the San Francisco Paralegal Association (SFPA) honored our own program specialist, Eduardo Cerpa, with a certificate of appreciation for his years of service to legal education and helping others pursue their careers. Congratulations, Eduardo!

 

Photo: Eduardo receives an award from SFPA
Photo: Eduardo gives a speech to accept his award

 


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