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Foundation Scholarship and Criteria

As scholarships are dependent upon availability of funds, not all scholarships can be awarded every year.

A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application is the basis for all types of financial aid awarded at Southwest, even scholarships, so go online to apply even if you do not believe that you are eligible for grant programs.

Pam Cobb Memorial Endowed Paralegal Scholarship Fund

Subject to availability of funds, a scholarship will be in the form of tuition, books and/or supplies through a full scholarship for one (1) academic year.

Criteria

  1. Paralegal studies only for persons in pursuit of an Associates of Applied Science
  2. Entering Freshmen or Returning Adult Students may apply
  3. May be enrolled full-time or part-time
  4. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for scholarship and to maintain the scholarship in first academic year
  5. Recipient of the scholarship may apply for scholarship renewal for a second academic year if recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA
  6. Strong desire to succeed
  7. Must never have been on academic probation or suspension
  8. Completed essay explaining why the applicant should receive the scholarship
  9. Applicant must have received a high school diploma or a GED to be eligible (placement test results will be the determining factor in the place of a GPA)
  10. Prefer applicants who have participated in equal justice programs, pro bono legal programs, or the Second Saturday Legal Clinics or who agree to participate in such programs

Procedure

Submit application to the Southwest Tennessee Community College Financial Aid Office by March 15.

Selection Process

Southwest Tennessee Community College Scholarship Committee will narrow the selection to five candidates and forward the candidates to the Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance Scholarship Committee who will select the recipient.