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Friday, December 3, 2021

Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards

Indiana Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) - The Indiana Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Grant Application process seeks proposals from pro bono districts throughout Indiana for the distribution of grants from funds available to the Indiana Bar Foundation through the IOLTA program.

IOLTA Guidelines and Eligibility
IOLTA Application due May 1, 2021.


Civil Legal Aid Fund (CLAF) – The Civil Legal Aid Fund (CLAF) was established in 1997 to distribute funds to organizations providing civil legal service to Indiana’s poor. All providers who wish to participate in the distribution of funds must submit an Opt-in Form certifying their eligibility and a Caseload Report Form for each county in their service area. Both forms are available in the application linked below.

CLAF Application due May 1, 2021.


Community Redevelopment Justice Grants - These grant funds are restricted to be used for foreclosure prevention legal assistance and/or community redevelopment legal assistance for Indiana residents. See previous grants funded in 2017 and 2018


Helling Scholarship - This award was created to provide scholarships to young attorneys in Indiana in order to give them the opportunity to participate in the Indiana State Bar Association’s annual meeting each year. As part of the award, and depending on the particular winner, the scholarship award is designed to cover the expenses of sending a lawyer and his or her family to the ISBA Annual Meeting, including such expenses as registration fees, lodging, meals and travel expenses. The Joseph T. Helling Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Nancy J. Gargula, Cynthia L. Chandler, and Douglas J. Helling in honor of their father, Joseph T. Helling, who practiced law in South Bend, Indiana for more than 40 years.

Scholarship Guidelines
Application due June 1, 2022.


UPDATED! Hon. Richard M. Givan Loan Repayment Assistance - The Richard M. Givan LRAP directs assistance in the form of a forgivable loan to applicants who would otherwise be precluded from accepting qualifying employment or who would be unable to continue to work in qualifying employment because of salaries that do not support their student loan debt burden. The Richard M. Givan Loan Repayment Assistance Program was established in 2006 as a statewide loan assistance program for law school graduates employed in non-profit organizations dedicated to serving the civil legal needs of low-income individuals and families in Indiana. This program is designed to assist attorneys who have incurred significant educational debt so they can work in civil legal aid programs for the poor.

Program Eligibility
LRAP Application due November 1, 2021

UPDATED! Hon. J. Terrence and Peggy Cody Loan Repayment Assistance - This fund assists graduating law students with their law school loans if employed at civil legal aid providers, county department of child services offices, or county public defender's offices throughout Indiana, with preference given to those employed or living in Floyd County, Indiana.

Program Eligibility
LRAP Application due November 1, 2021

Phelps & Fara Scholarship - The Phelps & Fara fund assists a law student enrolled at the IU McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis with an interest in family law. Gale Phelps and Thomas Fara joined their practices after many years of successful solo practices where they formerly represented opposing clients. Both were active members in the family law section of the ISBA, demonstrating their commitment to the professionalism of family law by helping other attorneys and leading CLEs on various family law topics.

Application due June 1, 2022.


Hon. Cale J. Holder Scholarship - The scholarship was established in 1984 in memory of Judge Holder and is awarded annually based on dedication to the administration of law, financial need, desire to be a practicing trial lawyer, capacity for leadership, academic achievement and military service record if any. Read more about Judge Holder here

Scholarship Guidelines
Application due June 1, 2022.



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