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Heartland Economic Development Course Scholarship for Community Service

Heartland EDC’s Scholarship for Community Service is a tuition scholarship awarded annually to one community volunteer involved with local economic development initiatives in rural communities or urban neighborhoods. To be eligible, volunteers must reside in Heartland’s partner states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The scholarship for Community Service application must be completed and submitted no later than February 28, 2013 to be considered for the April 2013 course.

This scholarship is for tuition only (valued at $595). Recipients must pay for their own lodging and Heartland Meal Package. Heartland’s early registration deadline is March 22, 2013. Lodging reservations must be made by April 5, 2013. Please visit http://www.bcs.uni.edu/heartland/ for more information. Volunteers being awarded tuition scholarships from their respective state development association or utility provider are ineligible to receive The HEDC Scholarship for Community Service.

The Scholarship for Community Service recognizes the long-standing contribution of Dr. Jerry Wade to the Heartland EDC. He was the Assistant Course Director from the course’s inception in 1985 to 1995. In 1995, he became the Course Director until 2000, when the LaDene Bowen, CEcD became director. In addition to his involvement with Heartland, Dr. Wade was Associate Professor of Community Development and State Community Development Specialist at the University of Missouri until his retirement in 2000. His career has been devoted to helping communities build their future through volunteer service and creating opportunities for upgrading professional skills in development through the Heartland Economic Development Course and the Community Development Academy at the University of Missouri. The tuition scholarship reflects Dr. Wade’s dedication to providing the resources and tools necessary for economic and community developers to help strengthen and improve the communities they serve.

REMINDER: PDI provides scholarships for the Heartland Economic Development Course each year. The applications process information can be found at www.pdiowa.com/ Resource Tab – deadline is March 23.

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