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Professional Resources

Scholarship for Growing the Future

IDDBA supports and encourages aspiring and experienced professionals on their paths to building credentials for a successful future. Our scholarships help young people preparing for the road ahead as well as professionals who have chosen to venture down a new road or just build on past accomplishments.

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For additional information or inquiries, contact us at 608-310-5000 or scholarships@iddba.org.

What is the Scholarship for Growing the Future?
  • Up to $2,000 toward tuition
Who is eligible?
  • College and graduate students
  • Students who work for an IDDBA-member company.
  • Students who work at least 13 hours/week during the school year (not just during breaks).
  • Students with a current cumulative 2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Open to students enrolled in summer ’22 or fall ’22 classes.
  • Previous recipients are eligible to reapply.
When are applications due?
  • Next application period: January 10th
  • Next application deadline: April 10th
How do I apply?
  • Apply online and upload most recent transcript (unofficial is fine), letter of recommendation from your supervisor (see FAQs), and essay.
  • Essay topic: What are your career goals after graduation, and what have you learned in your current work position that can be positively applied to those goals?
  • Essay should be no longer than 500 words.
What else should I know?
  • Notification of awards mid-May.
  • Awards issued end of June.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Frequently Asked Questions
Scholarships will be awarded without regard to age, sex, race, religion, marital status, national origin, handicap, or sexual preference.