Students for a Creative Iowa sponsors two scholarships.
The Students for a Creative Iowa Student Scholarship is available to Iowa high school students graduating in 2013 who have been involved in Destination Imagination for at least two years. The scholarship is a one-year, non-renewable grant for $500. It will be sent to the student’s post-secondary institution following verification of successful completion of the first semester at that institution. Students must write essay responses of 250 to 750 words each to four essay questions. The deadline for scholarship applications to be received is Friday, March 22, 2013. You may download the application HERE.
The Kitch-Eilerts Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of two former Destination Imagination participants from Iowa. Dayle Kitch was a team member for 8 years and later an adult volunteer. Aaron Eilerts was a team member for 3 years. Both Dayle and Aaron are also remembered for their service work through church, school, community, Scouts and more. They both exhibited the Spirit of DI as they each faced challenges and often used their creative problem solving skills. Both lives ended too soon. Dayle died on May 29, 2007 after a short illness, and Aaron died on June 11, 2008 when a tornado struck a Boy Scout camp. The Spirit of DI Award is granted at tournaments in recognition of those who act as superior role models in the areas of spirit, sportsmanship, and volunteerism. Dayle Kitch and Aaron Eilerts were role models for many of us. As a result, the Students for a Creative Board of Directors is offering this scholarship in their memory.
The Kitch-Eilerts Memorial Scholarship is available to Iowa high school students graduating in 2012 who have been involved in Destination Imagination for at least two years. The scholarship is a one-year, non-renewable grant for $500. It will be sent to the student’s post-secondary institution following verification of successful completion of the first semester at that institution. Students must write essay responses of 250 to 750 words each to four essay questions. The deadline for scholarship applications to be received is Friday, March 22, 2013. You may download the application HERE.
MudDI Waters Consortium Scholarship
The MudDI Waters Consortium, which consists of 10 U.S. Affiliates (Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin), is offering a $500 for one year. Applicants must have participated on a Destination Imagination team, and must be seniors currently in high school who plan to attend a two or four-year college or trade school. In addition to providing information about DI involvement and education plans, students will need to furnish two letters of endorsement and write a 500-word essay. The application deadline is February 15, 2013, and the application may be downloaded HERE.
The Destination Imagination Support Committee (DISC) will once again offer up to $10,000 in creativity and volunteerism scholarships to deserving candidates. DISC will also fund the DI Valedictorian and DI Scholar Awards, a tradition begun in 2012. A list of past awardees can be found by clicking HERE.
All Destination Imagination team members graduating from high school in 2013 may compete for the Global Finals’ 2013 ValeDIctorian of the Graduating Class. The named ValeDIctorian will receive a $1000 scholarship, and 4 named DI Scholars will receive $250 scholarships from DISC. The requirements and application information will be posted HERE when available.
The DISC Creative and Founders Award Scholarships deadline is: March 1, 2013.
To be eligible, scholarship applicants:
- should be graduating from high school or currently pursuing a post High School degree in a Trade School, Community College or University. They must be accepted at a college/university or other post-secondary educational institution and planning to attend in the school year 2013-2014. Proof of acceptance will be required before award can be disbursed.
- must have participated in at least one of the creative problem solving programs that Destination Imagination has sponsored, as a team member and/or in a volunteer capacity.
- should be actively continuing his or her involvement in Destination Imagination in some capacity, either as a team member or as a volunteer.
For the DISC Scholarship search, it is the applicant’s CREATIVITY and involvement that are deemed most important. We want to see you use your creativity and divergent thinking! The most weight in our scoring is applied to the creativity and usefulness of the solution to our challenges, and the past and continued involvement of the applicant.
There are two Creative Scholarship tracks this year: Marketing and Tool. Applicants for these scholarships can also apply for the Founders Award, established in recognition and appreciation of VOMBO, the first booster organization for DI, and its founding members.
Questions? Contact Chris Groberg and Nancy Kornegay, DISC Scholarship Sub-Committee Co-Chairs: email@example.com
Destination Imagination Global Finals
Valedictorian or DI Scholar
Destination Imagination offers special recognition to graduating high school or college students: an opportunity to be considered for ValeDIctorian of the Global Finals 2013 Graduating Class, or to be named a DI Scholar. This opportunity is open to all DI team members graduating form high school or college in 2013, whether their team qualifies to attend Global Finals or not. The Destination Imagination Global Finals High School and College Graduation Ceremony is a very special and moving event provided for all high school seniors and college students receiving degrees. The ceremony is a “traditional” graduation…with a DI flair, of course. (And yes, duct tape is involved!)
The named ValeDIctorian will receive a $1000 scholarship, and the named DI Scholars will receive $250 scholarships.
If you would like to be considered for ValeDIctorian of the Global Finals 2013 Graduating Class, please complete the following by May 4, 2013:
- Furnish a recommendation from one individual.
This could be someone such as your Team Manager, counselor, school administrator, or clergy member.
- Write a short essay.
Using the information below, please tell DI why you would like to be chosen for 2013 Destination Imagination Valedictorian.We are proud of the millions of young people that have participated in our program and the accomplishments they have achieved in their lives. Please compose a two- to three-page essay that focuses on the following question:How has Destination Imagination affected your life, and why is it important to get others involved in the program?We look forward to hearing from you regarding the significance of DI and problem solving in your life.
- Download and fill out this interactive form.
- E-mail your recommendations, essay and completed form to: valeDI@destinationimagination.org.
Deadline: All information must reach DI by May 4, 2013 at midnight (EST).