The Buckfire Law Scholarship Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Paralegal Scholarship.

The scholarship was created in 2018 as part of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.’s commitment to helping aspiring paralegals who are in need of financial assistance achieve their academic and professional dreams.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, the student must be enrolled in any paralegal education program for the 2019 spring, summer, winter or fall semester of classes.

The scholarship will award $1,000 to one student selected by our scholarship selection committee.

Paralegal Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending a paralegal education program within the United States.
  • Student must have completed at least one semester of classes at a paralegal education program.

Paralegal Scholarship Applications Requirements

In order to apply for the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2020 Paralegal Scholarship Program, an applicant must submit the following items on or before Oct. 1, 2020:

  • A completed scholarship application form. (Located at the bottom of page)
  • A 500-750 word typed essay, describing your educational career and goals. Explain how you plan to achieve these goals, and any adversity that you may face on your journey to success.
  • A certified, official copy of paralegal school transcript.

2019 Paralegal Scholarship Winner: Brenda Buenrostro Peterson

Buenrostro Peterson is currently enrolled in the San Francisco State Paralegal Studies program and will graduate December 2019. She previously completed her Bachelor of Law degree at Intercontinental University (UIC), an Intensive Legal English certification from University of California San Diego, and Master of Comparative Law degree from California Western School of Law.

Buenrostro Peterson previously worked as an attorney in Mexico City, Mexico for eight years before moving to the United States. She has since been involved with many legal associations and non-profits around San Francisco, volunteering and working with organizations to help low-income families translate legal documents from English to Spanish.

Past Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Paralegal Scholarship Winners

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