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NACDL Scholarship Program available to Public Defenders

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) has announced a new program of scholarship assistance for indigent defense providers. The scholarships will be awarded in the form of full or partial reimbursement of the registration costs for the training programs offered by NACDL and other national organizations. Limited travel reimbursement stipends may also be awarded to qualifying individuals to help defray the costs of travel and lodging.

More information about the scholarships, including detailed eligibility criteria, is available on the application forms. The scholarship application for NACDL training programs is available here ( The Multi-Organizational Indigent Defense Training Scholarship Application is available here ( Answers to FAQs are available here (

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. Although there is no formal application deadline, applications should be submitted at least six weeks prior to the start date of a program for the best chance of receiving travel awards.

Contact Professional Development & Recruitment

Trish McCann Bertram
Professional Development Director

Sarah Grace Alexander
Professional Development and Recruitment Coordinator