Professional Development Scholarship (CIP)

This scholarship 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.  


  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 may be completed and submitted electronically or by fax.  

  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.

  5. Expenses are to be documented on the expense documentation forms provided, and will be reimbursed subject to published Scholarship Reimbursement Guidelines.  Original receipts will be required.

  6. Submit receipts within 30 days of approved conference.