LEX Scholarship Information


The LEX Scholarship Competition is an annual student writing competition. Prizes are awarded to the winner and runner-up. Starting in 2022, the scholarship competition will announce the winners at the National Conference. Winning students will be notified before the National Conference and will be asked to record a short presentation on their winning paper that will be played at a session at the annual conference.

In addition, the winning essays are published in The Legal Educator, AAfPE's double-blind peer-reviewed professional journal, reaching thousands of paralegal and legal studies educators, paralegals, attorneys, publishers and other legal professionals nationwide.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be registered as a full or part-time student in a school that has a LEX Chapter (View a list of LEX Chapters)
  • Submit a LEX scholarship application, including all required supporting documentation, on or before the deadline 
DEADLINE: September 1, 2023


Application Process

Applicants must complete a LEX scholarship application and upload the following documents:

  • An essay of 500 to 750 words (two to three doubled spaced typed pages) on the topic selected by the LEX Scholarship Committee 
    • Essays must apply APA formatting. 
  • A letter indicating the applicant is a student in good standing from a faculty member or a signed Certificate of Good Standing

As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to grant AAfPE permission to reprint their essays in The Legal Educator, post their essays to the AAfPE website and/or reproduce their essays in any other AAfPE electronic or print medium.


Questions? Email AAfPE Headquarters