Scholarship Information

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CDI 2015 Scholarship information will be available in the spring of 2015.


Congratulations to the 2014 Arts Administrator Scholarship recipient: Bill Solleder!


Arkansas Local Officials Scholarship Application

These scholarships provide full tuition to one year of the Community Development Institute to be held August 4-8, 2014.

They are available to any local official working in Arkansas.  Examples include: Mayors, City Council members, Planning Commission Members.  Other elected officials or local government officials may apply.

Ten scholarships will be awarded.

These scholarships are provided with support from Rep. Fred Love and the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District.

Congratulations to the 2014 Local Officials Scholarship recipients: 

Mayor Deborah Brown, Mayor Bill Cypert, Mayor Harry Brown, Wonder Lowe, DeKitra Ross-Larry,Sherrie Phillips, Amy Williams, Hazel Pruitt, Mayor Gary Baxter, Mayor Vernon Coulter, Carolyn Harris, Mayor Mike Kemp, and Dr. Blanche Hunt.  


Pay-it-Forward Scholarship & Bill Miller Scholarship

Thanks to donations from the 2013 Year 3 class, two scholarships are available from the Pay-It-Forward fund. This fund allows CDI participants to share the Institute experience with other professionals who would benefit from training.

There is also a scholarship available from the Bill Miller fund.

Congratulations to Romona Anderson and Debra Felske – this year’s Pay-it-Forward Scholarship winners!  


Arkansas Community ACDSDevelopment Society Scholarship

The Arkansas Community Development Society is pleased to announce a scholarship for the 2014 Community Development Institute. To qualify for an ACDS Scholarship to the Community Development Institute (CDI), you must be able to show that you:

  • Are an ACDS member in good standing at the time of application
  • Are an Arkansas resident
  • Are a practicing Arkansas community or economic developer, or work in a related field
  • Require financial assistance in order to attend CDI (this scholarship is for tuition; lodging assistance may be provided by scholarship if needed)
  • Have the potential for sharing your learning with others in your home county/city
  • Are willing to contribute to and participate fully at CDI

Send questions or comments to:

Jean Noble
Grants & Scholarships Chair, ACDS
Arkansas Economic Development Commission
phone: (501) 682-7389
fax: (501) 682-7394

Congratulations to the 2014 ACDS Scholarship recipients: Susan Wiltgen, Vanessa McKuin, and Siobhan Bartley!