Eula Mae Jett Scholarship Program
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is eligible for a scholarship?
LSI offers scholarships to persons desiring a career in the legal field. A career in the “legal field” shall be: (i) legal secretary; (ii) legal assistant (including paralegal); (iii) court reporter; and (iv) law office administrator. Scholarships are not intended for students planning to enter law school. All applicants must be legal residents of the State of California, must be attending school within the State of California during the scholarship year, and must be enrolled in a program of no less than six months in duration. Members of LSI are not eligible for LSI scholarships. Relatives of LSI members are eligible as long as they meet the criteria as set forth in the Plan of Administration.
2. Where can I get instructions and forms to apply for a scholarship?
The Plan of Administration, as well as the forms of application, are available on the LSI web site (www.lsi.org).
3. Where do I send my application?
Applicants must present applications and accompanying documents to the local sponsoring association by the due date determined by the sponsoring association.
Holly Wong, CCLS
Los Angeles Legal Secretaries Association c/o Claremont Law Group
618 W. Baseline Rd. Claremont, CA 91711
4. When is the application deadline?
Los Angeles Legal Secretaries Association’s application deadline is March 1, 2018.
5. What if there is no local association in my area?
Applicants should contact the LSI Scholarship Chair to confirm that there is no local association to sponsor the applicant. Only if there is no local association may an applicant submit his or her application and accompanying documents directly to LSI. Bypassing the local association will subject the applicant to disqualification. Applications submitted directly to LSI must be postmarked no later than April 1.
6. Who can write a letter of recommendation for me?
Letters of recommendation should be from someone other than a family member or a member of LSI (e.g., long-term family friend, teacher, school counselor, employer, or co-worker) and should contain the author’s relationship to the applicant.
7. How many scholarships are awarded by LSI?
LSI awards two scholarships (for a total of $3,000) under three different categories. The scholarship winners are announced at the LSI Annual Conference held in May of each year (e.g., May 2018).
8. What are the scholarship categories?
Category A – High School Senior; Category B – College Student; and Category C – Career Change Student.
9. I am a college student. What is the difference between Category B and Category C, which both apply to college students?
In a nutshell, Category B is for first time around college students and Category C is for students who have already been in the workforce for a number of years and who are going back to school for a career change.
10. Who do I contact with additional questions?
This is a brief summary of answers to frequently asked questions. Please see the formal Plan of Administration (August 2017) for complete answers to your questions. Additional questions should be directed to the sponsoring association Scholarship Chair, Holly Wong, CCLS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.