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Scholarships

Advance your economic development career with EDCC scholarship opportunities.

About the Scholarship Program

EDCC provides scholarships to members who demonstrate financial need and are interested in attending professional development courses offered in Colorado as well as EDCC’s annual conference. Scholarships are awarded on a limited basis. Once the application is submitted EDCC’s Professional Development Committee will review eligibility. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be an EDCC member in good standing
  • Scholarships must be submitted electronically, six weeks before the program date
  • Applicants will be notified when applications have been received & reviewed

For scholarship reimbursement questions, contact Kim Woodworth

Available Scholarships

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This scholarship is for professional development opportunities in the economic development industry including: classes accredited with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Economic Development Institute (EDI), Business Retention Expansion (BRE), Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC), CEcD Training Course, National Development Council (NDC), Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute (OU EDI), and the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA). Scholarships are limited to the availability of funds.

    • Applicant must be a member in good standing.
    • Applicant can receive only one professional development/education scholarship per calendar year.
    • All travel, additional food, hotel, etc. will be the responsibility of the applicant.
    • Please attach a copy of the proposed agenda for the training.

This scholarship is designed to assist members with the opportunity to attend an EDCC fall conference. There are two (2) scholarships awarded per conference in a calendar year with a maximum award of $250 each.

    • Applicant must be a member in good standing.
    • Applicant can receive only one EDCC conference registration scholarship within a 3-year period with membership.
    • Extra consideration will be given to applicants that are: a) new members of EDCC b) first time applicant for the organization c) first time applicant for the employee.
    • All travel, additional food, hotel, etc. will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Application Period & Award Announcement Schedule:

    • Application Period: August 1 – 31, 2021. Applications will be accepted by EOB on the 31st.
    • Award Announcements: September 17, emails will go out to all applications whether they’ve been awarded or not.

This scholarship is designed to assist small, rural communities attend EDCC annual conferences. There are ten (4) scholarships per calendar year with a maximum award of $100.

    • Applicant must be a member in good standing.
    • Rural communities is defined as communities that serve a population of less than 25,000
    • Applicant can receive one rural travel assistance scholarship every third conference.

Application Period & Award Announcement Schedule:

    • Application Period: August 1 – 31, 2021. Applications will be accepted by EOB on the 31st.
    • Award Announcements: September 17, emails will go out to all applications whether they’ve been awarded or not.

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