To support employees of IDDBA-member companies, IDDBA is offering academic scholarships. Awards from $250 to $1,000 per semester are available to high school seniors and current or returning college or vocational/technical school students. Because funds are budgeted annually, available dollars may be prorated among eligible applicants. If financial resources run low, priority will be given to supermarket dairy, deli, and bakery employees.
Scholarship applicants are required to:
* Be a current (during the college school year) full- or part-time employee of an IDDBA-member company. YOU MUST WORK A MINIMUM OF 13 HOURS PER WEEK DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR AN IDDBA-MEMBER COMPANY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN IDDBA SCHOLARSHIP. To verify your company's membership, check if your company appears in the list of current IDDBA members.
* Have an academic field of study in a food-related field (such as culinary arts, baking/pastry arts, or food science), business, or marketing program.
* Have a 2.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent. (May be waived for first-time returning adult students; please call for information.)
Application deadlines are:
* January 1
* April 1
* July 1
* October 1
Students in the last semester of their degree program are not eligible. Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply; a maximum of two scholarships per year, per applicant, may be awarded.
Amount of tuition assistance to be determined by Scholarship Committee. Payments will be made jointly to the student and their school.
Scholarships will be awarded without regard to age, sex, race, religion, marital status, national origin, handicap, or sexual preference.