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Deadline for Nancy McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship Application

  • January 09, 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • scholarship@capatx.org

Nancy McLaughlin Scholarship Applications accepted through January 9, 2017

CAPA awards two scholarships each year in the amount of $250 in memory of Nancy McLaughlin, a former CAPA member and friend to many.  This money can be used for CLE, including CAPA’s monthly lunch meetings, school, TAPS, CAPA membership, and other CLE events.  Applications are currently being accepted through January 9, 2017.  The winner will be announced at the July meeting.


Award: One $250 scholarship for any of the following:

  • TexasAdvanced Paralegal Seminar (TAPS)
  • Certified Paralegal/Certified Legal Assistant Testing Fee (CP/CLA)
  • TexasBoard of Legal Specialization Testing Fee (TBLS)
  • Advanced Paralegal Certification Testing Fee (ACP)
  • CLE that has received credit from NALA, State Bar of Texas and/or TBLS
  • Tuition to paralegal programs at Texas State University, University of Texas, Austin Community College, or Center For Advanced Legal Studies.
  • Membership in CAPA.

One scholarship will be awarded. The Scholarship Recipient will be notified by email no later than 30 days after the deadline, January 9, 2017.

The specific use of the award does not need to be identified at the time of the application.  Within nine months of receiving written notification from CAPA of the award, it is the responsibility of the scholarship winner to contact the Scholarship Committee Chair for approval of the use and to make arrangement for the award to be paid directly to the provider.  If the use is less than $250, the remainder, in an amount not to exceed $50, will be given to the recipient to cover other related costs.


Eligibility:  All voting, associate and student members of CAPA in good standing are eligible.


Criteria:  The Scholarship Committee Chair will appoint a committee of attorneys and paralegals to judge the essays on an anonymous basis.  The Scholarship Committee Chair will not be allowed to participate in the judging process.


The winning essay will be published in the CAPA Brief.


Incomplete applications will not be considered.


The Scholarship Application and essay must be forwarded by
JANUARY 9, 2017 to:


Irene Tong, Chair
CAPA Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 773
Austin, TX 78767
Email:  scholarship@capatx.org

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