Applications for EDF Scholarship Program are Now Available

The Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF), the charitable arm of the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), has announced the release of its scholarship application and guidelines for the 2020-21 academic year. The deadline to submit all application materials is 5:00pm (central) on April 30, 2020.

EDF’s scholarship program supports the training, retraining or advancement of current and potential employees of equipment dealerships.  Candidates must be sponsored and recommended by a dealership to be eligible to participate. This program is part of EDF’s broader workforce development initiatives and aims to provide an incentive for qualified employees to begin or continue their professional growth within the agriculture industry.

Scholarships from EDF are $1,000 and are matched by the sponsoring dealership for a total of $2,000.  These funds can be used for any educational program; associate, bachelor’s and post-graduate degrees in any field as well as technical training in the ag equipment industry.  EDF awarded 17 students a total of $34,000 for 2019-20 academic year.

More information about EDF’s scholarship program, including the guidelines and application, is available here.  Please direct questions to scholarships@equipmentdealer.org.

EDF funds its scholarship program through the support of equipment dealers and other industry stakeholders.  Anyone wishing to make a tax-deductible donation can do so online here.