National Federation of Paralegal Associations Thomson-Reuters Scholarships

Website: NFPA

NFPA is the national voice and the standard for excellence for the paralegal profession through its work on the issues of regulation, ethics, and education. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, NFPA is a non-profit professional organization representing more than 15,000 paralegals.
NFPA and THOMSON-REUTERS will award annual scholarships totaling $5,000.00 to
paralegal students in the United States. The number and amount of scholarships to be
given shall be determined annually by the NFPA Board of Directors at its Winter Board
Meeting upon the recommendations of the NFPA Education Coordinator who shall meet
at the discretion of the NFPA President. The amount of money allocated each year for
scholarships may be increased or decreased by either NFPA or Thomson-Reuters, with
the party increasing the fund responsible for contributing the increased amount.
The criteria listed below will be utilized in selecting scholarship recipients. The applicant:
(a) Must be a full or part-time student enrolled in a paralegal program;
(b) Must demonstrate and maintain a B average;
(c) May demonstrate extracurricular activities and/or community service;
(d) May demonstrate active participation in paralegal program clubs or activities; and
(e) May demonstrate financial need.

*International students may be eligible for this scholarship*
Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status

Application materials are available at

Attach three (3) copies of the following: (1) a letter of recommendation from the director of your paralegal education program, an instructor in your paralegal education program or an employer; (2) one current official transcript (plus 2 copies) from the paralegal program you are attending showing at least a B average (high school transcripts acceptable only if you have not completed a college semester ); 3) your short (no more than four pages) double-spaced paper.

Please send your application and all supporting documents via certified mail or by another US Postal Service option that will provide proof of delivery to:
NFPA Headquarters
23607 Highway 99, Suite 2C
Edmonds, WA 98026

Contact Information


  • 425-967-0045


  • 425-771-9588



  • NFPA
    23607 Hwy 99, Suite 2-C
    Edmonds, WA  98026