The CDFA Scholarship Program is designed to encourage professional development within the development finance industry and support both CDFA members and non-members who cannot afford the cost of registration fees. Scholarships are available for the following types of CDFA events: National Development Finance Summit, courses offered through the CDFA Training Institute, and State Financing Roundtables. Applicants through the CDFA Scholarship Program must agree to the following guidelines:
- Applicant must be from a public sector agency and be currently employed.
- Applicants from CDFA member organizations in good standing will be given preference during the application review phase.
- Applicant must have approval from immediate supervisor to attend the selected CDFA event.
- If selected for a scholarship, recipient must attend the event in its entirety.
- Applicant can only receive one scholarship per year.
- Only one recipient per organization per year can be awarded a scholarship.
- Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own travel expenses.
- Scholarship recipients agree to allow their name and organization to be used in CDFA marketing materials.
- The scholarship program is not open to students at this time. If you are a student interested in volunteering at a CDFA event, contact to learn more.
* Please select your registrant type
Which events during CDFA Summer School would you like to attend through the CDFA Scholarship Program? You can choose up to three events as part of your application.
In order for CDFA to process applications successfully, please fill out the contact information below. If you are awarded a scholarship, this information will be used exactly as received for name badges and attendee lists. Please do not use abbreviations or acronyms for Title, Organization, etc.
Please answer the questions below to complete your scholarship application.
* Why do you want to attend the event?
* What barriers are currently prohibiting you from attending?
* How will you use the education and experience gained during the event?
* Scholarship recipients will be asked to contribute their time and talent to CDFA in some way.
You could submit a newsletter article, resource or case study; serve on a CDFA committee (if you’re a member); volunteer at an event; or contribute through another method of your choosing. Tell us how you might contribute.
Please carefully review your application above and then click the Submit button to deliver your application to CDFA. You will not have the opportunity to review your application after clicking Submit.
By clicking the Submit button below, you agree to comply with the CDFA Scholarship Program guidelines.