NCEDA Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

The NCEDA Foundation supports the advancement of outstanding economic development practitioners by annually awarding scholarships for professional development.

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

    • Dan Stewart BEDC Scholarship, which pays $670 for tuition, plus reimbursement for all travel, lodging, meal, and ancillary expenses, to attend the one-week Basic Economic Development Course held annually at UNC Chapel Hill. Two of these scholarships will be offered.
    • North Carolina Economic Development Academy Scholarship, which pays $395 for tuition plus reimbursement for all travel, lodging, meal, and ancillary expenses to attend one course offering of the North Carolina Certified Economic Developer program at ECU. Three of these scholarships will be offered.
    • Jack Ervin IEDC Scholarship, which pays up to $1,000 toward tuition, plus reimbursement for travel, lodging, meals, and ancillary expenses for one course offered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). One of these scholarships will be offered.
    • Governor James E. Holshouser Professional Development Scholarship, which pays up to $1,800 per year for up to three years toward tuition, plus reimbursement for all travel, lodging, meal, and ancillary expenses, either at the Economic Development Institute (EDI) at Oklahoma University or three annual courses offered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). One of these scholarships will be offered.
    • NCEDA Presidential Leadership Scholarship, in honor of NCEDA Past Presidents, which pays up to $4,000 for seasoned executives to experience training at the Advanced Economic Development Leadership training course. Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed for all tuition, travel, lodging, meals, and ancillary expenses. One of these scholarships will be offered.
    •  IEDC Certification Scholarship, which pays up to $825 for the exam registration fees associated with the Certified Economic Developer designation. Three of these scholarships will be offered.

 

NCEDA will also offer a Conference Scholarship opportunity which will provide complimentary registration to one NCEDA conference for members from distressed areas of North Carolina. Depending on documented need, scholarship recipients may be reimbursed for some or all travel, lodging, and ancillary expenses. Six of these scholarships will be offered (two per conference – Fall, Spring and Annual). The conference scholarship application will open during the year with the registration for each conference.


APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS


The 2022 scholarship application period closed on April 29, and the recipients will be announced at the Annual Conference. The 2023 scholarship application period will open from April 3, 2023, and the application form will be available here at that time. Contact Liz Dobbins-Smith with any questions.

 

PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

 

NCEDA has three 2021 scholarship recipients:

  • Elizabeth Underwood, Beaufort County Economic Development (Dan Stewart Scholarship)
  • Blake Moyer, City of Burlington (ECU Scholarship)
  • David Putnam, Piedmont Triad Regional Council (Jack Ervin Scholarship)