IDA Scholarship foundation facts & Criteria
The following individuals shall be eligible to receive IDA Scholarship Foundation Awards:
a. Immediate family members of IDA Installing/Servicing Dealer Members and IDA Primary Industry Manufacturer/Vendor Members.
b. Employees of IDA Installing/Servicing Dealer Members and IDA Primary Industry Manufacturer/Vendor Members.
c. Immediate family members of employees of IDA Installing/Servicing Dealer Members and IDA Primary Industry Manufacturer/Vendor Members.
d. The definition of immediate family includes: spouse, son, daughter, legally adopted, natural and stepchildren.
The following individuals shall not be eligible:
a. IDA Board members and their families shall not be eligible during the term of director/officer service.
b. Non-IDA door and access systems dealer family members and employees.
c. IDA Subscribing Dealers, IDA Subscribing Associates, their family members and employees.
d. IDA Scholarship Foundation Board members and their families shall not be eligible during the term of service.
e. Any applicant, not employed by the sponsoring company, who does not meet the criteria of the definition of immediate family as stated in 1-d.
f. Any applicant who does not meet the stated criteria described in the document “Facts and Criteria” or who returns an incomplete application.
2. Educational Scholarship.
The following scholarships are offered:
Primary Full-Time Scholarship: One (1) per IDA Region (12) for applicants sponsored by IDA Installing/Servicing Dealer Members and two (2) for applicants sponsored by an IDA Primary Industry Manufacturer/Vendor Member. The student must be pursuing a full-time undergraduate university, college, community college, vocational, technical or trade degree, certification, or diploma. This Scholarship is awarded only once per academic year. A student receiving a scholarship may re-apply each year and be awarded up to four scholarships. Studies directly related to the door and access systems industry are not required for Primary Full-Time Scholarships.
Secondary Part-Time Scholarship: One (1) per IDA Region (12) for applicants sponsored by IDA Installing/Servicing Dealer Members and two (2) for applicants sponsored by an IDA Primary Industry Manufacturer/Vendor Member. The student must be pursuing a part-time or full-time undergraduate university, college community college, vocational, technical or trade degree, certification, or diploma. This Scholarship is awarded only once per academic year. A student receiving a scholarship may re-apply each year and be awarded up to four scholarships. Studies directly related to the door and access systems industry are not required for Secondary Part-Time Scholarships.
Definition of Primary and Secondary Scholarship
The Primary Full-Time Scholarship academic qualification includes enrollment verification of 9-10 semester hours or the equivalent of Full-Time study as determined by the student’s university or college, etc. $2000 is given for this award one time per year.
The Secondary Part-Time Scholarship academic qualification includes consideration for Full-Time students not awarded a Primary Scholarship and Part-Time students with enrollment verifications below 9 semester hours or the equivalent as determined for Part-Time study by the student’s university or college, etc. The award amount is to be determined by semester hours or equivalent taken, and not to exceed $1000. This award is given one time per year.
All types of schools are eligible provided that they are accredited, certified or licensed by the state.
Vocational, Technical and Trade Schools degree/diploma or similar certification program applicants must attach a school brochure that explains the program in which the applicant will be enrolling or is enrolled and confirms and verifies the school’s state accreditation, certification or license.
IDA, IDEA, association or supplier training programs are excluded from scholarship eligibility
3. IDA Scholarship Foundation Board.
The IDA Scholarship Foundation Board shall set policy and shall be comprised of members of the IDA Board. The Board reserves the right to permit the Scholarship Selection Committee to award a special scholarship if it deems a particular applicant deserving of the award.
4. IDA Scholarship Selection Committee.
The Scholarship Selection Committee shall have the full and independent responsibility for selecting the recipients of scholarships. It shall consist of five individuals from outside the door and access systems industry such as educators, architects, homebuilders and other professionals. The IDA Foundation Scholarship Board Chairperson and the IDA Managing Director shall serve as advisors to the Scholarship Selection Committee.
Applicants must complete an IDA Foundation Scholarship application for the specified year and submit it to the Scholarship Committee. Applications are available online during the month of March. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
6. Scholarship Criteria.
Applications for Primary and Secondary Scholarships are accepted from March 1 through July 15.
The applicant should:
a. For Primary and Secondary Scholarship, be currently enrolled in high school with senior standing, community college, an associate degree program, vocational school or similar certification/diploma program, undergraduate college or university and have a cumulative grade point average equal to or greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) verified by an official transcript.
• Vocational School degree program or similar certification/diploma applicants must submit a school brochure that explains the program or certification in which the applicant will be enrolling or is enrolled and verifies the school’s state accreditation, certification or License.
• For students returning to school after a period of time out of school, the most recent transcript or an official letter of sponsorship from an employer must be submitted.
b. Be an immediate family member, an employee, or an immediate family member of an employee of an IDA Installing/Servicing Dealer Member or an IDA Primary Industry Manufacturer/Vendor Member in good standing. (See Section II of application.)
c. List and document community service activities including approximate hours or years of service, positions held, and accomplishments. (See Section IV of application.)
d. Complete the full application as attached and explain in a narrative why the applicant deserves and is in need of an IDA Foundation Scholarship. (See Section V of application.) Applications are available in March On-line: www.doors.org and from the IDA Administrative Office: 800-355-4432 or 937-698-8042. Applications are specific to the year being offered.
e. Provide three (3) letters of recommendation from non-family members using the IDA Scholarship Foundation recommendation forms provided.
f. Understand that scholarship awards may be allocated as the applicant desires, however all scholarship checks will be made payable jointly to the applicant and the educational institution upon verification of enrollment at the school of study.
g. Submit the completed scholarship application, official transcript, personal statement and three (3) letters of recommendation (school brochure if required) in the same envelope to:
IDA Scholarship Foundation Program
PO Box 246
West Milton, OH 45383-0246
IDA Scholarship Foundation Program
28 Lowry Dr.
West Milton, OH 45383-1319
If school officials insist a transcript or recommendation must be sent directly to the IDA Scholarship Program, be sure to emphasize the deadline date and note this separate mailing on the application.
f. Be sure materials reach this office by July 15 for consideration for the Fall Semester academic year 2013. Applications received after the July 15, 2013 deadline will not be considered.
f. Understand that there is no required or restrictive field of study for scholarships.
7. Scholarship Amounts.
IDA Scholarships are provided as follows:
a. Primary Full-Time Scholarships: $2,000 – one award per student per academic year.
b. Secondary Part-Time Scholarship: Up to $1,000 – one award per student per academic year.
8. Submissions for Scholarship
Applicants are considered by grades, community and school involvement, recommendations and character determined through narrative.