Judicial Education Scholarships

Professional Development Scholarship

This scholarship program is intended to assist Judicial Officers in their professional development, through attendance at seminars, conferences, meetings, or other programs that are not provided by the Indiana Office of Court Services or would not normally be funded by a court. Full-time trial and appellate level judicial officers are eligible to apply for a scholarship. 

Scholarships will pay the expenses, up to $2,500, to attend the seminar, conference, meeting, or program. Meals are not a reimbursable expense. Airfare is capped at $500, unless the applicant demonstrates a reasonable extenuating circumstance for any additional cost.  

This scholarship is made possible with Title IV-D funds and is subject to an 80/20% match. The applicant's 20% match may come from personal funds, county funds, an additional outside scholarship or grant, or another source. Because the 80% will be applied to the total amount, please include all eligible costs of the education, even if paid by another source. All expenses must be documented with receipts.  

Procedures: 

  1. Applicants will need to submit a scholarship program application, which is available from the Indiana Office of Court Services.

  2. All scholarship requests must be received by the Indiana Office of Court Services at least 30 days before the start of the conference and approved prior to attendance.

  3. Applications should be completed electronically and uploaded through the Secure Document Uploader on the Indiana Courts Portal. See the application for instructions.

  4. If the application is approved, applicants will receive a letter of approval, a copy of their approved application, and an expense documentation form from the Indiana Office of Court Services.

  5. Expenses are to be documented on the expense form provided by the Indiana Office of Court Services, and will be reimbursed subject to published Scholarship Reimbursement Guidelines. Scan your receipts and append them to the expense form.

  6. Submit receipts within 30 days of approved conference.

Application

 Professional Development Scholarship Application


CIP Professional Development Scholarship

This scholarship program made possible by the Court Improvement Program is intended to assist judicial officers with juvenile court jurisdiction expand their professional development by attending child welfare related seminars, conferences, meetings and membership in child welfare related professional organizations. Scholarship will reimburse expenses up to $3,000. The scholarship requires a 25% match, which may be in the form of cash or in-kind contributions.  

Procedures:

  1. Applicants will need to submit a scholarship application, which is available from the Court Improvement Program.

  2. All scholarship requests must be requested and approved prior to attendance.

  3. Applications and other documentation should be completed electronically and uploaded through the Secure Document Uploader on the Indiana Courts Portal. See the application for instructions.

  4. If the application is approved, applicants will receive a letter of approval, a copy of their approved application, an expense documentation form and an in-kind documentation form (also available below).

  5. Expenses are to be documented on the expense documentation forms provided, and will be reimbursed subject to published Scholarship Reimbursement Guidelines. Scan your receipts and append them to the expense form.

  6. Submit receipts within 30 days of approved conference.

Application & Forms

 Professional Development Scholarship Application (CIP)

 Professional Development Scholarship Expense Documentation Form

 Professional Development Scholarship In-kind Contribution Documentation Form