David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship in Paralegal Studies

College of Extended Learning

  • Awarding Department: Paralegal Studies Program
  • Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to Paralegal students who have a proven interest in Criminal Justice and are planning a Paralegal career in this field, and International students who worked in Criminal Law in their home countries.
  • Criteria:
    1) Students enrolled in the Paralegal Studies Certificate program and who have been accepted as certificate students.
    2) Must have completed at least one full semester and have a GPA of 3.5 or better in Paralegal Studies courses.
    3) Must have taken the Paralegal Studies Criminal Law class and/or have completed an internship or volunteer work in Criminal Justice.
    4) Must write an essay detailing career plans for working as a Paralegal or going on to law school to continue to work in criminal justice.
    5) International students are encouraged to apply and should focus essays on the differences in criminal law in their home country and here in the U.S., discussing challenges faced in working for social justice.
  • Major: Paralegal Studies Certificate Program
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Any; Grad: Any (paralegal certificate program)
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 3 UNITS; Grad: 3 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; SF State Undergrad GPA: 3.5; SF State Grad GPA: 3.5
  • Contact Person: Eduardo Cerpa, Program Coordinator
  • Campus Address: Downtown Center
  • Street Address: 835 Market Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, California 94103
  • Phone Number: (415) 817-4244
  • Email: ecerpa@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: https://cel.sfsu.edu/paralegal
  • Number of Awards: varies

College of Professional & Global Education
Supplemental Questions
  1. Write an essay detailing your career plans for working as a paralegal or going on to law school to continue to work for social justice in criminal law. International students are encouraged to focus their essay on the differences in the criminal law system in their home county and here in the U.S. discussing challenges faced in working for social justice. Students must also self-describe financial need and how this scholarship will help them complete the Paralegal Studies certificate. The essay should be 2 - 3 pages typed in 12 point and double spaced.