Course Tuition Assistance

The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), with the assistance of the Foundation of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is able to provide scholarships for approved NDAA course tuition assistance.

NDAA is the premier training organization for America’s prosecutors bringing innovation to every courtroom in our nation and ensuring every victim’s voice is heard.  Our national courses bring stakeholders from across the country and from all criminal justice backgrounds together for expert instruction and engaging dialogue.


Midnight of the last day to register for Early Bird prices for that particular course.  (i.e. if the early bird deadline is March 23, then your application must be in our office by Midnight/12am, March 23.)


Applicant must be a current member of NDAA in good standing.  If not currently a member, apply for membership today!


1. Prior to the deadline, register for the course for which you are submitting a scholarship application.  IMPORTANT:  Be sure to choose the option to pay by institutional check. This will allow time for review of your application before payment is due.

Should you be awarded a scholarship, details of the amount which can range from 25% to 100%, will be shared with you and you will then have the option to pay by credit card, check or decline the award.  If you are not awarded a scholarship this time, you will have the option to cancel your registration with no penalty or continue with your registration payment by credit card or check at the Early Bird pricing.

2. Prior to the deadline please submit both an invoice and, on official letterhead, a letter signed by your supervisor sharing (1) why the participant is interested in the course (2) how this information will be applied (3) and what other resources have been provided for past training. Email the letter and invoice to the attention of the Scholarship Review Committee, c/o Metria Hernandez at  In the subject line of the email please put “Scholarship Request: (Name of National Course).”


Should you have a question about our national courses or the scholarships, please email Metria Hernandez at mhernandez@ndaajustice.orgg or call 703-549-9222.


Yes. However, no more than one scholarship will be awarded to the same person within a two year period.

Yes, however, NDAA works to ensure geographic diversity for its courses through the awards.

The award can range anywhere from covering 25% of the tuition to covering a full 100% of the course tuition.

Review of applications will begin after the deadline, and notification will be within a couple weeks of that deadline date.

Continuing legal education (CLE) credits are available to both those with a scholarship and those without. In both cases, NDAA will apply for credit in the host state due the several anticipated attendees from that state and Ohio and Tennessee because we have been advised that attorneys from those states cannot self-apply for CLE.

Yes, if you have initially met all the application deadlines and requirements.

NDAA has a strict deadline for materials and we will not review a late application. We strongly encourage you to review our national course listing and consider applying for a scholarship to another course.

All documents submitted for scholarship consideration become the property of NDAA and we are unable to provide copies. We encourage you to contact the writer of the letter directly for an additional copy.

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