Legal Personnel of South Central Wisconsin (LPSCW)

A professional association for legal services industry employees.


LPSCW annually seeks a recipient of a scholarship based upon academic record and financial need.  This scholarship is available to a student desiring to attend, or who is currently attending, a post-secondary education in the legal field.  This recipient may also be eligible for the WALP annual scholarship.

Scholarship information and application

Kim Starr

LPSCW Scholarship Chair

C/O Drake & Co.

660 W. Washington Ave., Suite 300

MadisonWI  53703


(608) 257-2411


Legal Personnel of South Central Wisconsin(LPSCW)



A $250 scholarship will be offered for the 2016-2017 school year; payment to be made to the school of the recipient's choice upon certification of enrollment and attendance. 



Interested students should complete an application form and submit it, postmarked on or before February 15, 2016, to the address listed above.  Additional information is available from Kim Starr at the above listed phone number. 



Applicants must be students with a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average who are attending or plan to attend a school which offers a one- or two-year legal secretarial, legal assistant, paralegal or other qualifying legal services program.  The award will be made on the basis of academic record, financial need, and interest in the legal industry fields.



All applications must be submitted to the address above, postmarked on or before February 15, 2016.


Additional information: 

The recipient of the LPSCW scholarship may be eligible to compete in an additional scholarship contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Association for Legal Professionals (WALP).


Scholarship information and application:


February 15, 2016


Scholarship letter to educators (to be posted)

Scholarship info (to be posted)

2015-16 Scholarship application (to be posted)

Past scholarship recipients


(offered for the 2015-2016 school year)

Not awarded


(offered for the 2014-2015 school year)

Samantha Arndt


During high school, Samantha was a four-year member of the Future Business Leaders of America, and during her senior year she joined International Club.  She also worked at one or more jobs while maintaining grades that placed her on the honor roll.


Samantha has been described as having a "tremendous work ethic" and always being "focused and motivated to do her best."  It has also been stated that she is "conscientious about getting [work] ... done and correctly ... and follows through on every task."


Samantha recently graduated from Lomira High School, and will be attending the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire this fall.  She has an interest in the law and legal-related service professions, but has yet to narrow her exact chosen field.


Congratulations and we wish Samantha the best of luck in achieving a successful legal career!




Karen Pederson

(offered for the 2013-2014 school year)


A shoulder injury with surgical intervention in late 2011 changed her career from active nursing to pursuing a paralegal degree. 


Following shoulder surgery, Karen required several months of not using her arm and then three months of therapy.  Karen and her husband moved to the Madison area so that she could go to Madison College before being accepted in the paralegal department.


Karen particularly finds the Madison College Paralegal Program challenging, stimulating and very supportive.  Working full-time as a student has been a joyful pleasure.