CDI 2023 Scholarships

Please complete the CDI 2023 Scholarship Application to be considered for scholarships to CDI 2023 held July 31 – August 4, 2023 at the University of Central Arkansas.

The submission deadline is April 13, 2023.

If you have questions, please contact Shelby Fiegel at or 501-450-5269. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 5, 2023.


Mississippi Economic Development Council, Inc. (MEDC) Scholarship Program

MEDC offers scholarships to attend a variety of CED training courses, including the Community Development Institute (CDI). You must have a current individual MEDC membership in order to apply.  Please understand that funds may not be sufficient to award scholarships to all who apply.  Priority will be given to individuals who are newer to the economic/community development field, who demonstrate a need for the requested training, who are willing to make the commitment to participate, and who require financial assistance in order to attend.  A board member or superior must indicate their support of your participation in the course.

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CDI scholarships are in high demand; many rural community leaders would not be able to attend CDI without the support of scholarships. Interested in becoming a scholarship supporter? Please contact Shelby Fiegel at or 501-450-5269.

Thank you to our current CDI 2023 Scholarship Supporters: