The National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI) Executive Council and Scholarship Committee are pleased to announce the NALI Scholarship Program.
The purpose of the NALI Scholarship Program is to promote educational development and provide recognition for academic achievement.
Children, stepchildren and/or surviving children, nieces and nephews of NALI members in good standing, active or retired (in accordance with NALI BYLAWS).
Grandchildren and or surviving grandchildren of NALI members in good standing, active or retired (in accordance with NALI BYLAWS) at the time of death.
Dependent family members or surviving family members of NALI members in good standing, active or retired (in accordance with the NALI BYLAWS) at the time of their death. They must be residents in the same household and be able to submit proof of dependent status in accordance with IRS standards.
Students with special circumstances or surviving Students with special circumstances of NALI members in good standing, active or retired (in accordance with the NALI BY LAWS) at the time of death. Students with special circumstances are defined as those who have overcome hardships such as learning disabilities and other emotional and or physical handicaps.
Applicants must be a senior in High School or be no more than five years removed from having graduated High School (or its International equivalent) and be applying for:
- an accredited College/University (either 2 years or 4-year institution);
- trade school;
- certificate program.
A minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or the equivalent grading scale will be required for undergraduate applicants. The minimum GPA students with special circumstances will be 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent grading scale.
The following must be submitted (Emailed) to the NALI Scholarship Chairperson no later than May 19:
An official completed NALI Scholarship application signed by the applicant and NALI sponsor or Executor/Executrix of the estate of the deceased NALI member in good standing, active or retired (in accordance with the NALI BYLAWS) at the time of death.
Documents verifying the applicant enrollment, and/or acceptance to an:
- accredited College/University (either 2 years or 4-year institution);
- trade school;
- certificate program.
Please type, double spaced, and submit on a separate sheets of similar size paper. For each page submitted, please include your name and date of birth in the upper right-hand corner of each page. The ESSAY is limited to no more than 500 words.
ESSAY should include the following:
- Favorite past time
- Academic Goals
- Past academic performance
Two letters of reference from:
- a current teacher, pastor or other non-relative who can attest to the applicant’s qualifications; or,
- a former teacher, pastor or other non-relative who can attest to the applicant’s potential for future success in his or her academic pursuits. The letters should be Emailed directly to the Scholarship Chairperson by the referral and not by the applicant.
For Students with special circumstances, a letter from a current or former teacher, a counselor, pastor or other non-relative who can attest to the student’s circumstances should be e-mailed directly to the Scholarship Chairperson by the references and not by the applicant.
If the applicant is a high school (or its International equivalent) senior at the time of submission, then a copy of their High School transcripts (or its International equivalent) must be submitted to the Scholarship Chairperson.
If the applicant has graduated from high school or it’s International equivalent within five years or is completing his/her first year of College/University or Trade School at the time of submission, then a copy of their High School transcripts along with a copy of their current transcripts must be submitted to the Scholarship Chairperson.
If the applicant is a second, third- or fourth-year undergraduate student at the time of submission then a copy of their transcripts from their current school is required. Transcripts must be submitted to the Scholarship Chairperson.
Scholarship recipient(s) must submit a recent 5×7 photograph which depicts only the applicant’s shoulder and head. Scholarship recipient(s) will have their photograph exhibited at the NALI annual national conference and published in The Legal Investigator magazine. The Scholarship recipient’s signature on the application will be acknowledgment of their authorization to publish and use their photograph.
Applicants who do not adhere to the requirements will not be reviewed. There will be no exceptions made by the NALI Scholarship Committee
Scholarship recipients shall not be considered for another NALI award for a period of 2 years. Applicants who do not receive a scholarship are encouraged to reapply the following year. If there is not sufficient funding for the NALI Scholarships in the scholarship budget in any given year, applicants shall not be carried over to the next year.
The NALI Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipient(s) on an annual basis. Each Scholarship recipient will be awarded $1,500 scholarship. Scholarship funds shall be disbursed from the NALI Account directly to the learning institution. Funds will be withdrawn from the NALI ACCOUNT and distributed pursuant to the NALI BYLAWS. The Assistant National Director shall approve the
disbursements from the NALI ACCOUNT. The Assistant National Director and NALI Scholarship Committee has the discretion to select the number of awards given based on the level of available funding.
DEADLINES & SUBMISSION
Applications will be accepted after February 1st and no later than May 19th. Please scan the completed application and all required documents to submit electronically. Scanned/electronic applications and all required documentation can be emailed to Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Dan Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org. Should there be questions, please contact Dan Collins. Any application that is not fully completed by May 19th of the year applied will be rejected.
Candidates will be evaluated on
- Prior academic performance
- Over compelling nature of their essay
- Letter of recommendation
Following receipt of the completed application package, the NALI Scholarship Committee Chairperson will forward the application and all supporting documents to all Committee members. Therefore, it is important that the application and all submissions are of good quality. The Chairperson and his Committee will evaluate/score and maintain original application packages. Committee member score sheets will be returned to the Committee Chairperson, who will then tabulate the scores to establish the Scholarship recipient(s).
The award recipients will be announced at the NALI annual conference. The Scholarship Committee welcomes feedback for fundraising and other purposes.
The NALI Scholarship Committee will select Scholarship recipient(s) on an annual basis who will be awarded a $1500.00 scholarship.
Scholarship funds will be disbursed from the NALI Account directly to the educational institution.
Donations to the Scholarship Fund can be completed here.