Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Litigation Support Specialist Jay Colon was recently awarded a scholarship from NALS of Missouri. Colon is a student in the Paralegal Practice Program at MCC-Penn Valley, a two-year program that includes courses in paralegal practice, principles of legal technology, legal research, legal writing, ethics, and more.
Colon’s selection for the NALS of Missouri scholarship was based on his GPA, written essay, and professional recommendation letters. Earning Dean’s List recognition for a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, Colon is a member of the invitation-only International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa.
Colon was presented with the scholarship award at NALS of Missouri’s Annual Awards Banquet held in Kansas City, Missouri in late April, where he was also presented with a pen and pencil gift set by Tom Bender, President-Elect of the Missouri Bar.
NALS of Missouri is a multilevel state association consisting of local chapter associations within the state of Missouri, with the goal of uniting individuals in the legal profession for the purpose of exchanging ideas, increasing knowledge of the law, and stimulating a higher order of business and professional attainment.
Colon expects to graduate with his degree in Paralegal Practice in late 2020.