Diversity Fellowship Program


The mission of the CCLGL Fellowship Program is to recruit attorneys who have a demonstrated interest in practicing local government law, as well as an interest in greater involvement in the CCLGL Section and its committees, but who would not otherwise be able to participate due to financial constraints. Our goal is to provide opportunities for deserving attorneys to achieve their career goals through leadership training and working closely with leading attorneys in their field, while at the same time fostering diversity within the Section.

The Section will select a maximum of 2 candidates to receive up to $1,000 to reimburse each Fellow for attending Section meetings and events.

PLEASE NOTE: Fellows are required to attend a minimum of 3 CCLGL Executive Council meetings during the Fellowship year.

Scholarships will be considered for applicants who best meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member of the CCLGL Section
  • Demonstrate interest in local government as a part of the applicant’s practice
  • Demonstrate interest in the activities of the CCLGL Section
  • Demonstrate need for financial assistance in order to attend Section meetings and programs
  • Demonstrate service to the profession or community
  • Have less than 10 years local government law experience
  • Bring diversity to the Section, including a geographic, racial, or ethnic background that is traditionally underrepresented in the CCLGL Executive Council and Section

To qualify as a fellow for the Section year, applicants must submit an application to [email protected] on or before September 1.  (For example, to apply for the 2022-2023 Section year, you must submit an application by September 1, 2022.) Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by October 1If you have any questions, please contact the current Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair or email [email protected]

  • Fellowship Program Application:  [PDF] [DOC]

All applications and expenditures under this program are subject to Executive Council approval.