Roane State Community College paralegal studies student MacKenzie King of Huntsville has received a $500 scholarship from TALS – Legal Professionals of Tennessee.
TALS offers one scholarship per year, an RSCC press release said. King is the first Roane State student to receive the scholarship.
â€œItâ€™s a huge honor,â€ King said. “I was excited. It means a lot because I worked really hard to get it.”
Applicants for the TALS scholarship are solicited from 13 Tennessee colleges that offer an accredited program in legal studies. A panel of one attorney, one legal administrator, and one educator selects the winner.
The press release said Roane Stateâ€™s two-year paralegal studies program prepares students to work as paralegals, also known as legal assistants. Paralegals work under the direct supervision of attorneys and assist them in virtually every facet of the practice of law.
Roane Stateâ€™s program has a high job placement rate, and according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the starting salary for legal assistants in this area is $27,900.
For more information about the paralegal studies program, visit www.roanestate.edu/paralegal or call (865) 354-3000, ext. 4756.