National Creditors Bar Association 2020 Scholarship Program
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The period to apply for the 2020 scholarships is now closed. Thank you to all who contributed. The recipients will be announced in late August.
Crystal Duplay and Eeva Wendorf
Co-Chairs, Awards and Scholarship Committee
National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) is offering
two college scholarships to students who are employed by, or is a child of any attorney or staff member of any NCBA Law Firm Member. The criteria and terms of the scholarships
competition are set out below:
One scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded in the form of a check, to be used for tuition, fees (to include room and board), books, supplies or equipment connected with enrollment in a non-vocational, accredited two-year or four-year college or university in pursuit of a degree, or a vocational school pursuing paralegal studies
The contest topic is,“Is texting or emailing more or less intrusive than a phone call? Why?
One scholarship of $7,500 will be awarded in the form of a check, to be used for tuition, fees (to include room and board), books, supplies or equipment connected with enrollment in an
accredited school of law in pursuit of a Juris Doctor degree
. The recipient of this scholarship will be flown to the 2020 Fall Conference at the expense of NCBA to receive the scholarship. (Scholarship sponsored by Stratus Payment Solutions.)
The contest topic is,
“What is the role that collections plays in the credit cycle/economy and why is it important?”
who is employed
by, or is a child of an attorney or staff member of any current NCBA Law Firm Member, or is the child of a current NCBA In-House Counsel Member, at the time of application is eligible. An attorney or staff member of the member firm must
have attended at least one NCBA Conference in the past four years. Please note: Applicants who have previously won the top prize are excluded from participation.
NCBA encourages applicants to be creative and thoughtful in their submissions. A panel of judges and the NCBA Awards &
Scholarship Committee will evaluate the submissions based on originality, clarity and insight of the subject matter. Submissions may be either an essay or video; criteria for each are:
Essay requirements: The essay should be a maximum of three (3) pages, double spaced, with 11 or 12 point legible font. Do not include your name or firm association in the essay or file name. Please submit as a PDF along with your completed application.
Video requirements: The video should be a maximum of three (3) minutes. Do not include your name or firm association in the video or video title. It is recommended that you upload the video to YouTube, or another similar video hosting service, to ensure that your video will be received. You can then send the link along with your application as your submission.
Only one submission and application per person will be accepted. Applicants agree to allow NCBA to utilize all submissions
All submissions must be submitted with the NCBA 2020 Scholarship Application, which can be obtained by contacting
NCBA’s Membership Team at (202) 861-0706 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications and submissions must be e-mailed to email@example.com
no later than 11:59
. PST on
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
. The subject line of the email should be “NCBA 2020 Scholarship Opportunity.”
Announcement of Recipients
The recipient will be announced late August 2020
. The recipient will be asked to submit a photo for publication. The decision of the NCBA Awards & Scholarship Committee is final.
, Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or Nicola Hadden at the National Office at (202) 861-0706 or email@example.com.