One of the key opportunities of CDS membership is the scholarship program funded by the CDS Endowment. The CDS Endowment was established by CDS members as a sustainable fund to help fellow members in a variety of ways, from attending the annual international conferences to enhancing the quality and diversity of CDS programs, to supporting student research.

Thanks to the generous contributions of our members and other donors, the CDS Endowment Fund will distribute up to six scholarships in 2020 to CDS members and CDS student members. The various scholarships support academic efforts, research projects, or presentations at the 2020 CDS Annual International Conference. The presentation of scholarships will occur at this year’s annual international online conference. Please direct questions to Jane Leonard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Nominations are closed.

The deadline to submit a scholarship application was April 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon) CDT.

Note: All scholarship recipients are required to “give back” to CDS through volunteer service on a CDS operating committee of their choosing upon award of their scholarship, for a period of one year, or on the CDS Scholarship Committee for the following scholarship year to help select the next scholarship recipients. 

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CDS Scholarship Fund
George Nickolaus CD Graduate Student Award Fund
Nette Nelson Travel Scholarship Fund
Ted Bradshaw Fund to Support Student Engagement in CDS