VALS Annual Scholarship in Legal Field

VALS is glad to announce its annual scholarship to a deserving student based upon need, ambition, and merit. To apply, Applicants have demonstrated an active interest in entering the legal field.

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The scholarship is designed with the purpose to provide the fund to students for the further his or her education in the legal field.

Provided By:

VALS was organized in 1962 and has local associations throughout Virginia with a membership of approximately 120 persons engaged in work of a legal nature. VALS, which is affiliated with NALS, is nonunion, nonpartisan, nonpolitical, and nonprofit.

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Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $4,000
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Winner Announcement: Not Known

Eligibility:

The list eligibility criteria are; given below:

  • Have demonstrated an active interest in entering the legal field.
  • Have an academic record acceptable to the school or college chosen.
  • Provide satisfactory statements from required references.
  • Have a grade point average of “B” substantiated by an official grade transcript from the school where the applicant is; currently enrolled.

Instructions for Applying:

Application form can be; downloaded by the given link: http://v-a-l-s.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-2018-vals-scholarship-application.pdf

Supporting Documents:

You will be; required to submit the following:

  • Applicant’s grade transcript, with cumulative grade point average computed.
  • A typewritten narrative autobiographical statement on one page (8½ x 11) providing the following: date of birth, Schools attended, Employment history, School activities, Hobbies, Career goals to specifically include an interest/major in the legal field.
  • A brief statement telling why the applicant wishes to pursue his/her chosen career
  • A brief statement telling why applicant deserves the award.
  • An evaluation of applicant’s abilities from a member of the faculty of the school applicant has been attending.
  • Letters of recommendation from two (2) unrelated parties attesting to the applicant’s activities and leadership in the community; and a description of the applicant’s character, personality, and drive.

Award Amount:

This year VALS will be awarding two $2,000 scholarships to a deserving student.

Detailed Information Link:

http://v-a-l-s.org/scholarship/

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