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NARCA Scholarships


NARCA – The National Creditors Bar Association is offering a college scholarship of $5000 to a student who is employed by, or is a child of any attorney or staff member of any NARCA Law Firm Member. The criteria and terms of the scholarship competition are set out below:



One scholarship of $5000 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. One or more runners-up may be awarded a scholarship of a lesser amount.



  • Any high school senior admitted to a college or university, 
  • or a student currently enrolled in such an institution, 

in pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree who is employed by, or is a child of an attorney or staff member of any current NARCA Law Firm Member at the time of application is eligible. An attorney or staff member of the member firm must have attended at least one NARCA Conference in the past four years. Please note: Applicants who have previously won the top prize are excluded from participation. 



Entrants will complete the Scholarship Application and submit either an essay OR a video on the topic – Should financial literacy be required curriculum for high school students? 

  • 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. 

NARCA encourages applicants to be creative and thoughtful in their submissions. A panel of judges and the NARCA Awards & Scholarship Committee will evaluate the submissions based on originality, clarity and insight of the subject matter. 


Only one submission and application per person will be accepted. Applicants agree to allow NARCA to utilize all submissions without compensation.



All submissions must be submitted with the NARCA 2017 Scholarship Application, which can be obtained by contacting NARCA’s Membership Team at (202) 861-0706 or emailing



Applications and submissions must be e-mailed to no later than 11:59pm PST on Friday, July 14. The subject line of the email should be “NARCA 2017 Scholarship Opportunity.”


Announcement of Recipient

The recipient will be announced late August 2017. The recipient will be asked to submit a photo for publication. The decision of the NARCA Awards & Scholarship Committee is final. 



Please contact Lyndsey Cantees at NARCA (202) 861-0706 or


First Place Winner for 2016 – Danae Findley


Danae from Patenaude & Felix, APC received the $5000 Award. She has been admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California and will start in Spring of 2017. To view Danae's submission, please click here.



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