• Paralegal Certificate Scholarships

    Hamline University recognizes the important role that scholarships serve in helping students finance their education and offers scholarships to incoming post-baccalaureate and undergraduate students pursuing the ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate.

    Scholarships for Post-Baccalaureate Students

    3M Scholarship - $1,000

    The 3M scholarship is awarded each year to a post-baccalaureate student pursuing the Paralegal Certificate with a demonstrated financial need who will contribute to the diversity of the paralegal profession. Interested students must complete the scholarship application form located below.

    Apply for the 3M Scholarship.

    Department Scholarships - up to $2,000

    Scholarships of up to $2,000 each will be awarded to incoming students each fall and spring semester. The scholarship is a one-time award (per student) that will be received in the first academic year, distributed evenly over the recipient’s first two semesters in the program when attending at least part time (eight credits).

    Apply for a Department Scholarship.

    Scholarships for Undergraduate Paralegal Students

    3M Scholarship - $1,000

    The 3M scholarship is awarded each year to one undergraduate student pursuing the Paralegal Certificate with a demonstrated financial need who will contribute to the diversity of the paralegal profession. The undergraduate student scholarship is awarded as part of the student’s financial aid package. No application required.

    Additional Undergraduate Scholarship Information

    For information on other undergraduate scholarships offered by Hamline University visit the Undergraduate Admissions scholarship webpage.

    Outside Scholarships

    Grants and scholarships can be applied for through a large variety of outside sources. All outside scholarships, grants, and resources must be reported to the Financial Aid Office. Outside grants may reduce the self-help portion of a financial aid award. For a list of scholarships of which Hamline is aware, along with a list of great search sites, please visit our list of outside scholarships. Of particular note are:

    Thomson Reuters Scholarship

    The National Federation of Paralegal Associations offers the Thomson Reuters Scholarships to two paralegal students each year. Applications are due in April of each year, and awards are announced by July.

    AAfPE Scholarship

    The American Association for Paralegal Educators awards five $500 scholarships each year to paralegal students in the fall. Essay submissions on a unique topic each year are due in January.