LPA Scholarship Program

The Lafayette Paralegal Association, Inc. (LPA) scholarship program has been in effect since 2010. This program is intended to provide our members with financial assistance to achieve certifications in the pursuit of professional development. This scholarship is not need based, but rather it is designed to assist all LPA member paralegals regardless of their income level.

To qualify, applicants must be an active member of LPA for two complete years prior to submission of the application. Additionally, the applicant must meet all of the requirements of the certification exam they are applying to take. The LPA scholarship is to be used for the various NALA certifications, the CWCP, the Notary Public Exam for the State of Louisiana, and the LCP. Additional certifications will be considered by the Executive Committee of LPA and presented to LPA's board of directors for discussion. The scholarship award also covers applicable preparation guides, textbooks, and classes.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit a completed application, a letter of intent, and current resume to the Scholarship Committee Chair. Scholarship applications are accepted between November 15th and December 31st, and must be postmarked no later than December 31. Funds are to be distributed in the maximum amount of $500.00 per scholarship and will be distributed as a reimbursement.

If you are a paralegal considering certification or interested in becoming a Notary, or if you employ a paralegal and would like to encourage certification, we hope this program gives you that extra incentive. Certification benefits paralegals as individuals, as well as benefiting their firm and the paralegal profession in general.

For the complete scholarship policy and to print an application, please visit the links below.

Follow the links below for information regarding the following certification examinations: