Kelli Canan, a Paralegal Studies major, learned in April that she had been chosen to receive the $500 TALS scholarship.
“This scholarship will help me to afford to take more classes, provide flexibility and opportunities for me as I manage family and professional responsibilities as a non-traditional student, and work to achieve my professional goals in a time-efficient manner,” she wrote in an essay to TALS Scholarship Committee members.
The Knoxville resident is raising two children, working and attending Pellissippi State. She is also a school and community volunteer.
Paralegal Studies is a two-year program that prepares graduates to work in a law office under the direct supervision of an attorney, doing legal work such as drafting legal documents, organizing files, conducting legal research and investigations, and managing the office.
The program is approved by the American Bar Association and culminates in an Associate of Applied Science degree.
For more information about Paralegal Studies, email Arlene Cleveland, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Pellissippi State’s many other programs, visit www.pstcc.edu or call (865) 694-6400.