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NACDL offers a number of
discounted and full scholarships. To apply for any of the following
general scholarships, send a letter of no more than two pages
identifying to which scholarship you are applying and expressing
interest and the reason you believe you should receive the grant.
Needs-Based & Diversity Development Scholarships:
Based on need, scholarships are available to NACDL members for up to
50% off the standard full seminar fee of $409. Approved recipients are
responsible for the remainder of the tuition fee, which is $205 (all
other expenses are not included). Scholarship fee includes seminar
tuition and a free download of the seminar written materials. Hard
copies are available at an additional cost.
Diversity Development Scholarships:
NACDL's Diversity Development Fund is provided to assist minority
lawyers to attend the Fall Meeting in Washington, DC; up to five
scholarships will be awarded. The scholarships include seminar tuition,
admission to all evening social events, and materials. Travel, hotel,
and other costs are not included. Consideration will be based on length
of membership in NACDL, financial need (though not a requirement),
nature of the applicant's practice, and commitment to the criminal
To Apply: E-mail the letter to NACDL Director of Events Tamara Kalacevic, at firstname.lastname@example.org -
or fax it to 202-872-8690. All applications must be submitted before
registering for the seminar and received by October 5, 2016. NACDL MEMBERSHIP AND RESERVATION AT THE HOST HOTEL ARE REQUIRED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR NEEDS-BASED AND DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS.
NACDL Public Defense Training Scholarships:
As a result of generous grant funding, NACDL is able to offer
scholarship assistance to public defense providers to attend this
NACDL training program. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of full
or partial reimbursement of the registration costs of the program.
Limited travel reimbursement stipends may also be awarded to qualifying
individuals to help defray the costs of travel and lodging.
Do you qualify for one of these Scholarships?
Demonstrated financial need is required to qualify for registration
and/or travel assistance. Scholarships are available for full time
public defenders, contract counsel, and private appointed counsel.
Membership in NACDL is not required to receive scholarship assistance
under the public defense training scholarship. Scholarship recipients
are expected to complete a pre- and post-training survey for the
training program that they attend. Preference will be given to
individuals with a high ratio of appointed to retained work, and those
willing and able to pass on what they have learned to other public
defense providers in their community.
Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with review
of applications for a particular program beginning approximately three
months prior to the start date of the program. Applicants who are
seeking travel assistance should submit their applications at least six
weeks prior to the start date of a program for the best chance of
receiving travel awards. Applications received less than three weeks
prior to the program date (after Oct. 5) will not be considered.
Please download the application provided and submit the requested
information to Diane Price by fax at (202) 872-8690 or submit the
application via email to DPrice@nacdl.org with “Scholarship Application” in the e-mail subject line. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the scholarship program.