Scholarships

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 anHOME PAd other donors, the CDS Endowment Fund will distribute up to four scholarships in 2018 to CDS members and CDS student members. The various scholarships support academic efforts, research projects, or presentations at the 2018 CDS Annual International Conference. The presentation of scholarships will occur at this year’s annual international conference in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Please direct questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jane Leonard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline to submit a scholarship application is March 5, 2018. Please click on the scholarship titles below to go to the application site.

Note this scholarship requirement change for 2018: All scholarship recipients are now 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