LEX Scholarship Information


Each year, AAfPE awards $1,500.00 to the winner and $500.00 to the runner-up of the LEX Scholarship Competition to be used by the students to continue the pursuit of their paralegal or legal studies education. 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: February 26, 2021


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 
    • This year's scholarship question will be available ~February 1
    • Essays should be written with standard margins and type size
      • Exceeding the maximum page and word limits may result in point deductions.
  • 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