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HOUSTON METROPOLITAN PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

2024 HMPA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS


The Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association (HMPA) will be awarding three (3) Educational Student Scholarships. The HMPA Student Scholarships (totaling up to $150 each) will be to attend HMPA’s 44th Annual Full Day CLE to be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, at the Hampton Inn, 710 Crawford; Houston, Texas 77002. Each winner will also receive a one-year Student Membership with the Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association (value up to $35 each).


To apply for this scholarship, the applicant must write a two (2) page, double-spaced essay on one of the following topics: 


                • What is Professionalism in the Legal Field;
                • Ethical Dilemmas for the Paralegal in the Legal Field;
                • The Paths We Can Take as a Paralegal;
                • The Importance of Networking in the Paralegal Profession; or
                • Why I Chose to Become a Paralegal.

Essays must be submitted to Membership@HoustonParalegals.org no later than Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.


Other Information Regarding the Scholarships


1.       No money will be sent directly to the recipient.

2.       The HMPA Student Scholarships (totaling up to $150) shall cover the cost of the HMPA’s 44th Annual Full Day CLE.

3.       The scholarship selection committee for reviewing scholarship applications for the 2024 HMPA Student Scholarships shall be composed of the HMPA Board of Directors

4.       The 2024 HMPA Student Scholarship winners will be notified on February 23, 2024.

5.       If a winner is a current (2024) HMPA Student Member, the Student Membership will be extended through HMPA’s  2025 membership year.

6.       The scholarships will not include any travel accommodations.  Winners must arrange for their own travel.

7.       Valet parking at the Hampton Inn will be included with the scholarship (a $10.00 value).

8.       For additional information about the Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association, please visit www.HoustonParalegals.org.

2024 HMPA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

IMPORTANT:  ALL APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023 HMPA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP MUST BE RECEIVED BY SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.  EMAIL THIS APPLICATION AND YOUR ESSAY TO MEMBERSHIP@HOUSTONPARALEGALS.ORG. 

Name:  ___________________________________________________

HMPA Member: Yes or No

Home Address:  _________________________________________

Home Telephone:   _________________________________________________________________________________________

Email Address:  _________________________________________________________________________________________

Work Address:   _________________________________________________________________________________________

Work Telephone:  _________________________________________________________________________________________

Employer:   _________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of School Attending:   _________________________________________________________________________________________

PDF VERSION OF THE APPLICATION:  2024 HMPA Scholarship Application.pdf



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