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Professional Development Scholarship

Professional Development Scholarship

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. The Professional Development Scholarship reimburses tuition/cost of courses up to $500 per course and a maximum of $1,000 annually (year runs July 1 – June 30) for non-degree programs that contribute to professional growth and education for those currently working for IDDBA members.

Scholarship applicants are required to:
  • Work at least 20 hours per week for an IDDBA member company and have been employed at that company for at least 6 months.
  • Must complete a nondegree course with a grade of C or above or provide a certificate of completion.
  • Application must be received within six months of the completion of the course.
  • Submit a short personal statement on the following prompt:
    • Reflect on your career goals within the food industry and describe how completing this course has provided relevant skills, experiences, and qualifications that will help further your professional development. Be specific on connections between what you learned and how you can apply it to your career goals and explain opportunities this course has opened for career advancement in your desired field.
For additional information or inquiries, contact us at 608-310-5000 or Fill out the application Check to see if your company is an IDDBA member