Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are a top priority for The National Judicial College. In surveys conducted of judges who took courses, 98% responded they would take another NJC course. When asked what would prevent them from taking another course, 75% listed lack of funding. Scholarship gifts help judges pursue continuing education opportunities at the NJC. Thank you to our many donors below who recognize that well-educated judges are the foundation of a free and independent judiciary.

Establishing a Scholarship

The NJC has two scholarship programs and invites donors to participate by establishing an Endowed or Annual Named Scholarship.

Please contact our Advancement Department for more information.

The National Judicial College
Judicial College Building/MS 358
Reno, NV 89557

  • An Endowed Scholarship may be established in the name of the donor or in another name specified by the donor with a minimum gift of $50,000. The principal (corpus) of the endowment will be invested by the NJC Finance Office and the annual interest will fund the scholarship. The corpus of the endowment may never be spent. The donor may make additional contributions to add to the corpus at any time.
  • An Annual Named Scholarship may be established with a minimum of $2,500.

Current Endowed and Named Scholarships
  • Hon. Don and Rita Ash Scholarship Endowment
    Tennessee judges
  • George J. Barco Judicial Continuing Education Fund
    Pennsylvania judges (Preference to Zone 7)
  • Hon. Cameron Batjer Scholarship Endowment
    Nevada judges
  • M. R. Bauer Foundation
    Illinois Circuit Court (civil mediation) judges
  • Walter H. Beckham, Jr., Esq. Endowment
    Dade County, Florida judges
  • Hon. Janet J. Berry Endowment
    Mental Health and Addiction course scholarships
  • Bretzlaff Foundation Scholarship Endowment
  • Ben Caramella Scholarship Endowment
  • James C. Coombs Scholarship Endowment
  • Arie & Ida Crown Memorial Fund
    Cook County, Illinois
  • Hon. William Dressel Endowed Scholarship
  • The Honorable Patrick Flanagan International Judicial Scholarship Endowment Fund
    Alumni of Northern Nevada International Center program
  • William A. Grimes Appellate Judge Scholarship Endowment
  • Hon. Sophia Hall Endowed Scholarship
  • William Randolph Hearst Foundation Endowment
  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation
    Secure family, community and civic engagement course scholarships
  • The Carolyn Lamm and Judge Eugene Hamilton Endowed Scholarship Fund
    For judges and curriculum development
  • Charles W. Matthews, Esq. Scholarship Endowment
  • Nevada Scholarship Endowment
    Nevada judges
  • Michael Pope, Esq. Scholarship Endowment
    Cook County, IL judges
  • Senator William J. Raggio Endowment
    Nevada judges
  • Donald W. Reynolds Courts and Media Center Endowment
    Supporting education on the intersection of the judiciary and the media
  • Helen Roberti Charitable Trust
    Tribal judges
  • Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, Esq. Endowment
    ABA Judicial Division judges
  • Hon. B.B. and Estella J. Schraub Scholarship
    Texas judges
  • Silver State Schools Credit Union Scholarship Endowment
    Nevada judges
  • Kim Sinatra, Esq. Endowment Fund
    Nevada judges
  • South Carolina Bar Foundation
    South Carolina judges
  • South Carolina Circuit
    South Carolina Circuit Judges
  • Dean Ernst John Watts Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Louis Wiener, Jr. Scholarship Endowment 

The NJC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Tax ID #942427596. Gifts are tax-deductible as provided by law.