The NCEDA Foundation supports the advancement of outstanding economic development practitioners by annually awarding scholarships for professional development and recognizing the North Carolina Economic Developer of the Year and the North Carolina Emerging Leader of the Year.
- Dan Stewart BEDC Scholarship, which pays $670 for tuition to the one-week Basic Economic Development Course held annually at UNC Chapel Hill. Scholarship recipients are responsible for all travel, lodging and ancillary costs.
- ECU Economic Development Academy Scholarship, which pays $395 for tuition at one course offering of East Carolina University’s North Carolina Certified Economic Developer program. Scholarship recipients are responsible for all travel, lodging and ancillary costs.
- Jack Ervin EDI/IEDC Scholarship, which pays up to $660 per year for three years (a total value of $1,980) toward tuition either at the Economic Development Institute (EDI) at Oklahoma University or three annual courses offered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Scholarship recipients are responsible for all travel, lodging and ancillary costs.
- Governor James E. Holshouser Professional Development Scholarship, which pays up to $1,000 per year for three years (a total value of $3,000) for EDI or IEDC courses.
Applying for Scholarships
The 2022 Scholarship Application Period will open in February. Contact Liz Dobbins-Smith with any questions.
NCEDA has three 2021 scholarship recipients:
- Elizabeth Underwood, Beaufort County Economic Development (Dan Stewart Scholarship)
- Blake Moyer, City of Burlington (ECU Scholarship)
- David Putnam, Piedmont Triad Regional Council (Jack Ervin Scholarship)