Scholarship

OCLSA’s parent organization, Legal Secretaries, Incorporated ("LSI"), offers scholarships through the Eula Mae Jett Scholarship Program for persons desiring a career in the legal field. A career in the "legal field" shall be interpreted and defined as follows: (i) legal secretary; (ii) legal assistant (including paralegal); (iii) court reporter; and (iv) law office administrator. Scholarships are not intended for students planning to enter law school. All applicants must be legal residents of the State of California, must be attending school within the State of California during the scholarship year, and must be enrolled in a program of no less than six months in duration.

The applications and accompanying documents for these scholarships must be presented to LSI through a local sponsoring association (i.e. OCLSA) by the due date determined by the sponsoring association. The deadline for submitting scholarship applications to OCLSA is Friday, March 18, 2016.

Scholarships are offered in the following categories:

Plan A – High School Senior
(two awards of $1,500 each)

Applicants shall be restricted to graduating high school seniors who have successfully completed business and/or law-related courses in high school 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.

Plan B – College Student
(two awards of $1,500 each)

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.

Plan C – Career Change Student
(two awards of $1,500 each)

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 but requires training or specialized education in order to qualify as a candidate for a position in the legal field; or (b) is currently working but desires to enter the legal field and wants to receive the training or specialized education needed to do so.

For more information concerning the scholarships, you may download the complete the Plan of Administration. Also available is the application, checklist, and list of frequently asked questions.

Please contact Danielle Fredrick if you have any questions or need more information.


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