The Oklahoma Paralegal Association Scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship which is awarded to a student enrolled in an ABA-approved paralegal program.

The scholarship initially was created in 1989 in memory of Jamie Bowie, daughter of former OPA member Dianna Peters. Today the scholarship is funded OPA special projects, and in part by membership dues.

Criteria in awarding the scholarship is based on character, grades, and need. Applications are made available during the fall semester and the scholarship is awarded at our annual meeting in November of each year.

Along with the $500 cash award, made payable jointly to the recipient and the institution being attended, the recipient receives a one year membership in OPA.

Responsibilities of the Student Director: Act as liaison between OPA and the student membership, and represent the student membership as a whole and report to the OPA Board of Directors.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be currently enrolled in a paralegal program and have successfully completed at least six (6) credit hours in the paralegal program. Recipient must be present at the presentation of the scholarship on the date to be announced. The director of the paralegal program must provide verification that the applicant is a student currently enrolled in the institution.

OPA Scholarship Application 2016

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