The Legal Assistant Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship opportunity for the 2014-15 school year. This scholarship is meant to assist a student majoring in Legal Studies or Paralegal Studies to become a Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
Students who are eligible must be enrolled full time for the fall 2014 semester at Davenport University, Ferris State University or Grand Valley State University and majoring in Legal Studies or Paralegal Studies and have earned at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
The application requires an official transcript of grades from most recent attended school (high school or college); a one-page letter of recommendation from the applicant's current teacher or counselor; one additional letter of recommendation from someone other than a member of the applicant's family (such as an employer, teacher, pastor or friend); and a double-spaced essay to be completed in two-pages or less.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 16, 2014. We hope to announce the winner by July 1, 2014.