WACDL CLE Scholarships

WACDL makes scholarships available for all of our CLE programs.  Scholarships are normally be awarded for one-half of the seminar fee.  Applications for scholarships must be submitted to WACDL three weeks before the program you wish to attend (six weeks for the annual conference).  See the information below about scholarship guidelines, the application process, and making a donation to the scholarship fund.

To learn more about the Irwin Schwartz Scholarship, for those attending the National Criminal Defense College's Trial Practice Institute, click here.

WACDL Scholarship Guidelines

  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need.  (Applicants must attest that they are financially unable to pay the program fee; further documentation is not required.)

  • Each applicant may only receive one CLE Scholarship per year.

  • Each scholarship is normally for 50% of the CLE registration fee for the specified program.  Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own transportation, food, and lodging expenses.  If the applicant's employer will contribute a portion of the CLE registration fee, the applicant is still eligible to receive a scholarship.  The normal amount of the scholarship awarded to such an applicant, however, will be limited to ½ the amount of the applicant's share of the fee.

  • WACDL will normally award one scholarship for every 30 paid registrants.

  • Names of scholarship applicants are kept confidential; only WACDL staff know the names of those who apply for and are awarded scholarships.

Apply for a Scholarship

  • Please email or call us (206-623-1302) to request a CLE scholarship application form, or download the pdf version.

  • Return the scholarship application, along with your seminar registration form, to the WACDL office by the deadline.

  • Once we've received your application, we will hold a place for you at the seminar. The scholarship committee will meet the week after each deadline to determine awards for that program.  We expect to notify applicants of our decisions within a week of each deadline.

  • If you are awarded a scholarship, we will invoice you for your share of the fee (don't send any money now; if you plan to pay by MasterCard or Visa, you may include your card number on the seminar registration form so we'll have it when it's time to pay.)

Donating to the Scholarship Fund

WACDL funds the scholarship program with donations from members.  You may make a donation online, or send a check to WACDL (1511 Third Ave, Suite 503, Seattle, 98101; indicate that it is a scholarship donation).  WACDL is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational organization.

WACDL Scholarship Donors

All City Bail Bonds
Emily Beschen
Louis Byrd, Jr.
Robert Butler
Paula Deutsch
Louis Frantz
Neal Friedmam
David Gehrke
Robert Gombiner
Kimberly Gordon
Angela Griffin
David Hammerstad
Alexandria Hohman
Larry Jefferson
William Kirk
Lacey O'Malley Bail Bond Agency
Cassandra Lopez de Arriaga
Donald Madsen
Laura Martin
Briteney Ann Mercer
Mark Muenster
Amy Muth
John Ostermann
John Polito
Jonathan Rands
Ryan Robertson
Michael Rocha
Matthew Rutt
Michael Schueler
Greg Scott
Michelle Scudder
Cara Starr
James Tolin
Les Tolzin
CJ Will
Aaron Wolff
Bret Woody
David Zuckerman