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NACDL offers a number of discounted and full scholarships. To apply for any of the following scholarships, send a letter of no more than two pages identifying which scholarship you are applying for and the reason you believe you should receive the grant. 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 July 20, 2016. NACDL MEMBERSHIP AND RESERVATION AT THE HOST HOTEL ARE REQUIRED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS.
Needs-Based Scholarships: Based on need, scholarships are available to NACDL members for up to 50% off the seminar fee of $409. Approved recipients are responsible for the remainder of the tuition fee, which is $205. Scholarship fee includes seminar tuition and a free download of the seminar written materials. Hard copies are available at an additional cost. Travel, hotel, and other costs are not included.
Amy Seidman Memorial Scholarship: In memory of long-time NACDL member Amy Seidman, who prematurely passed away in 2003, a special fund was established by the Foundation for Criminal Justice for financially needy NACDL members to attend the Annual Meeting. One scholarship is available to include seminar tuition, admission to all evening social events, and materials. Travel, hotel, and other costs are not included.
Diversity Development Scholarship Fund: NACDL's Diversity Development Fund is provided to assist minority lawyers to attend the Annual seminar in Palm Beach; 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 defense bar.
Questions? Contact Director of Events Tamara Kalacevic at email@example.com or call (202) 872-8600 x 641.
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.
Application Deadlines: 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 July 20) will not be considered.
To Apply: 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.