CDI 2024 Scholarships

All CDI 2024 scholarships have been awarded. Check back in spring 2025 for the CDI 2025 scholarship application!

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.

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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Thank you to our current CDI 2024 Scholarship Supporters: