Scholarship Program

Recognizing the importance of education and training, especially to new economic developers, The National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) offers annual scholarship opportunities to its members. Funding priority will be given to assist members new to the profession and/or members whose development organizations cannot provide total funding. The number of scholarships awarded shall be determined yearly by the Board of Directors, through their planning and budgeting process. Priority will be given to the following courses in pursuit of economic development certification: Basic Economic Development Courses accredited by International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and IEDC education courses, the Economic Development Institute (EDI), National Development Council's (NDC) professional certification programs and professional development courses, and Business Retention Expansion International (BREI) courses.  Additional courses and programs will be considered for eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact Tracey Hogan, NREDA Executive Director, at [email protected] for more information.