Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) offers a limited number of scholarships to Heartland Economic Development Course, IEDC certified Regional Economic Development Courses, Economic Development Institute (EDI), and the National Development Council's Professional Certification Programs. In addition, other courses will be considered for eligibility on a case-by-case basis. The number of scholarships to be awarded shall be determined annually by the PDI Board of Directors.
Review the requirements below and complete and remit the PDI Scholarship Application.
- Scholarships are made available to PDI members (individual in whose name membership is held) in an effort to provide educational opportunities and promote professionalism.
- The intent is to assist members whose development organization cannot provide total funding. The member must demonstrate a scholarship need. The member’s employer must participate in the expense of the course.
- Funding priority will be given to assist members new to the profession and members whose development organizations cannot provide total funding.
- Eligible costs include tuition fees, course fees, and course material fees.
- Each individual may receive up to $500 per request and $1,000 over a lifetime.
- Scholarship applications can be submitted at any time, up to 30 days prior to the educational event.
- EARLY SUBMISSION IS ENCOURAGED if you are certain you like to attend the Heartland Economic Development Course .
- Applicants will be notified of the approval or denial of a Scholarship Application following the Board of Director’s review of the application.
- If approved, it is incumbent of the recipient to submit a registration receipt and copy of a certificate of completion from the course identified in the scholarship application. Following receipt of these documents, funds will be disbursed.
Additional Funding Sources
- Heartland Economic Development Course
- Utility providers often have funding streams for education to include: electric providers, natural gas providers, rural telephone providers. Contact your local representatives for more information.
- Don’t overlook local businesses for assistance. Many corporations want to be involved with assisting communities grow and may be willing to provide possible funding.