The Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (I-NEDA) is pleased to announce that $53,000 will be given to students participating in the I-NEDA Matching Scholarship Program for the 2014-2015 school year.
“We are honored to award 54 students in Iowa and Nebraska with a scholarship of up to $1,000 each,” said Andrew Goodman, president and CEO of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association. “In addition, dealerships match the dollar amount given by I-NEDA, bringing the total amount of assistance up to $2,000 per student.”
Established in 2008 to address the shortage of dealership personnel, the I-NEDA Matching Scholarship Program helps members attract and nurture local talent aspiring toward management, technical, sales or administrative positions within a dealership.
Since its launch, I-NEDA’s “dealer-driven” program has awarded 221 scholarships totaling $273,000 to applicants who have enrolled as full-time students in a “dealer-approved,” higher education curriculum.
Scholarships are then renewable for each subsequent year of the student’s educational program, as long as the student remains eligible and the sponsoring dealership principal agrees to participate with matching funds.
The Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association represents dealers and distributors of agricultural, construction, and outdoor power equipment in both Iowa and Nebraska. Established in 1893, it is one of the oldest retail trade associations in North America assisting members with legislation and grassroots political efforts, manufacturer relations, education, industry information and promotion.