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Judith Horgan Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the NCJFCJ’s Judith Horgan Scholarship for New Judges and Court Professionals, established in 2022.

Judith Horgan strived to help new members of the NCJFCJ feel included and welcomed to join all of our conferences and events. The Judith Horgan scholarship is available to any new judicial officer within their first 8 years of their chosen court system profession who is a member in good standing of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).

Completion of a scholarship application form and registration for a tuition-based NCJFCJ program or conference is a requirement of the application process. Preference shall be given to member judges who have not previously attended an NCJFCJ-sponsored program or received a scholarship.

Please complete the full survey below to be considered for a scholarship opportunity.

Applications are currently being accepted for tuition scholarships to attend:

  • The 2024 National Conference on Juvenile Justice is scheduled for March 17-20, 2024, at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio. Applications are due no later than Friday, January 5, 2024.
  • The 87th Annual Conference is scheduled for July 21 – 24, 2024, at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona. Applications are due no later than Friday, May 3, 2024.

Judith Horgan Scholarship

  • Judge, magistrate, attorney, child welfare professional, probation officer, etc.
    Membership will be verified at application review.
  • The mission of the NCJFCJ is to provide all judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice.
  • Name, contact information, relationship, etc.