The Foundation has introduced a special program - Change a Life.
The program will acknowledge significant donors starting at the $2,500 giving level by allowing the donor to have a scholarship acknowledged in an individual's or company name.

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IDA Scholarship Foundation

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Scholarships are awarded per criteria per region per type of scholarship. Twelve regions are each offered a Primary Scholarship and a Secondary Scholarship for Dealer sponsored applicants; two Primary Scholarships and two Secondary Scholarships are offered for Industry sponsored applicants. These awards are given once per year, but a scholarship recipient may reapply each year and receive up to four scholarships.

Learn more about Scholarships

Download the forms you need to apply for an IDA Scholarship. Includes Facts and Criteria, 3-page application, and 3 recommendation forms.

Applications for each year are available by April 1.

Deadline for sending applications to IDA is July 15.

INVEST in the future

You may donate with MasterCard, Visa, American Express, debit card or PayPal account. Download the contribution form or jump right to PayPal to contribute!

"Thank you IDA for giving me this opportunity, and this support to continue my studies, to follow me over as a person with value and knowledge."

                           – Mónica Valeria Garcia

If you were present for the IDAExpo Opening Session in Indianapolis, you were no doubt impressed with the moving comments of Valeria Garcia, a recipient of a scholarship from the IDA Scholarship Foundation.  Included with her many touching words, she stated how the scholarship provided her the opportunity to broaden her education and had actually changed her life.

Since the first scholarships were awarded in 2001, a total of $946,650 has been awarded to 253 students.  These students are all family members of IDA dealer and IDA Industry member companies.  Since 2001, those who have contributed to the Foundation have literally changed the lives of 253 individuals!

Yes, you do have the power to change a life by making a tax deductible contribution to the IDA Scholarship Foundation.  Every dollar helps and is deeply appreciated.

Beginning July 2, 2015, the Foundation has introduced a special program – Change a Life.   The program will acknowledge significant donors starting at the $2,500 giving level by allowing the donor to have a scholarship acknowledged in an individual’s or company name.

An individual who contributes $2,500 can have this honor for 1 year.  A $5,000 donation allows the honor for 3 years, $10,000 5 years, and a $25,000 donation for 15 years.

I encourage all members to support the IDA Scholarship Foundation, and for those who can, participate at the Change a Life giving level.

– Chuck Colton, Foundation Board Chairman