The following information about the annual scholarships came in today:
Dear Destination Imagination Community,
Thanks to your support this past year, 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.
This past year, the DISC Scholarship Committee received 45 creative scholarship submissions from 15 different affiliates & awarded $11.750 to 11 deserving applicants, plus $500 to the top scoring Founders Award applicant out of 28. DISC also contributed $3000 towards the scholarships for this year’s ValeDIctorian and DI Scholars.
Last year’s winners were notified in April with the public announcement being made at Global Finals in May 2014. Scholarships were awarded for the 2014-20154 Academic Year, beginning with Fall semester.
A complete list of past awardees can be found by clicking here.
Valedictorian Scholarship deadline will be announced in the Spring. Requirements and application information will be posted on the Global Finals website.
The DISC Creative and Founders Award Scholarships deadline is: March 1, 2015.
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 2015-2016. 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.
Participants from our international affiliates are welcomed and warmly encouraged to apply, but should realize we do require the materials to be presented in English as we do not have translators available. Our international applicants should also be aware that the awards will be paid to their learning institution in US dollars.
For the DISC Scholarship search, it is the applicant’s CREATIVITY and involvement that are deemed most important. We want to see our applicants use their 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
The two Creative Scholarship tracks you may choose from are “Marketing” and “Tool”. Applicants can also apply for the Founders Award, established in recognition and appreciation of VOMBO, the first booster organization for DI, and its founding members.
We wish all of our scholars luck and creativity in their endeavors.
Chris Groberg and Nancy Kornegay
DISC Scholarship Sub-Committee Co-Chairs