Genevieve A. Mealy Scholarship
Students who have achieved a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) in their Paralegal Institute studies are eligible for consideration for the Genevieve A. Mealy Scholarship, the Paralegal Institute's highest honor. Other criteria for the scholarship award include:
- Scholastic excellence
- Participation in paralegal program activities and paralegal or professional organizations
- Community service or pro bono activities
- Noteworthy letters of recommendation
- Outstanding essay on the value of paralegals in the legal profession
- Financial need
Application details are circulated to current Paralegal Institute students. The scholarship recipient is announced each year at the institute's ceremonies in December.
Lambda Epsilon Chi
The Paralegal Institute maintains a chapter in the Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), the National Honor Society for Paralegal Studies. Students and recent graduates who have completed a minimum of seven (7) courses in the program and who have a 3.5 GPA are eligible for LEX membership and consideration for the group's scholarships. Induction of new chapter members occurs at the Paralegal Institute's December ceremonies.
Other Outside Scholarships
Students may be eligible for other outside scholarships. The Paralegal Institute sends current students information as it becomes available.