Scholarship Opportunities 


The Massachusetts Chapter of the AFCC is pleased to announce two scholarship opportunities for the upcoming MA AFCC Remote Conference: Can You Hear What I Need?" Eliciting, Understanding, and Integrating Children's Perspectives in Family Law Cases, taking place remotely on October 2, 2020. 

1.  MA AFCC Conference Scholarship:   If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please complete this application on or before September 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Please note the scholarship is need based and available to members and non-members of the Massachusetts Chapter of the AFCC. Applicants who have received a scholarship in the past two years are not eligible. Your application will be reviewed only by the Scholarship Committee and will be kept confidential. Click here to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship committee of the Massachusetts Chapter will select the recipients among the applicants.


2.  McGovern Scholarship: Each year, the Massachusetts Chapter offers up to 2 full scholarships for Probation Officers serving in the Probate and Family Court to attend the Annual Chapter Conference. These scholarships are given in the name of Hon. Sheila McGovern. Judge McGovern served as First Justice of the Middlesex Division of the Probate and Family Court from 1980 until her death in 2002. Appointed to the bench in 1974, after having served as a court clerk and assistant register for many years, Judge McGovern was known for her warmth and devotion to children and families, using the court process to improve their lives. 


Interested Probation Officers must complete a brief online application here before September 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. The scholarship committee of the Massachusetts Chapter will select the recipients among the applicants.