Submitting a DISC Scholarship Application

1) Determine Your Eligibility

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 2017-2018.  Applicants must have participated in Destination Imagination as a team member or as a volunteer and  should be actively continuing their involvement in Destination Imagination in some capacity – either as a team member or as a volunteer.

2) Take time to read our list of: Frequently Asked Questions

3) Make a Note of the Deadline, March 1, 2017- no exceptions

4) Decide the track for which you want to submit an entry:

a. Marketing Track:

Help spread the word about Destination Imagination! We all know that the most difficult part of Destination Imagination is describing it to those who have never experienced it. We want those of you who have experienced it to tell others what it’s all about and encourage them to get involved as participants, volunteers, and sponsors.
How would YOU promote Destination Imagination?  Tell us about your target audience (fellow students or employees, the Board of Directors, business owners?) and share your presentation designed to convince them that Destination Imagination is their future.  If you’ve road-tested your presentation already, tell us how you did!

SCORING (in order of importance)

You will receive:

A. Points for creativity.

B. Points for relevancy.

C. Points for creative problem solving participation.

 b. Tool Track:

Think back to how you and your team solved the many challenges you have faced over the years. Not just the Team Challenges or Instant Challenges, but the challenges of becoming a well-balanced team, making decisions, building a better mousetrap, overcoming disappointment, celebrating success, or managing unexpected obstacles. Share your hard-earned knowledge with those who follow in your footsteps!
Choose a problem that your team experienced or that a Destination Imagination team might face during the DI season and share a tool you’ve developed (a step-by-step guide, a problem-solving tool, etc.) that could help less experienced teams address the problem and become better teams.  If you’ve used your tool to solve a real DI-lemma, tell us about it!

SCORING (in order of importance)

You will receive:

A. Points for creativity.

B. Points for relevancy.

C. Points for creative problem solving participation.

c. Founders Award:

Along with the Track chosen from above, you can also apply for the Founder's Award.
DISC established the Founders Award Scholarship in recognition and appreciation of VOMBO, the first booster organization for DI, and its founding members. The award will be given annually to the applicant that best exemplifies the spirit of VOMBO through volunteering in support of Destination Imagination and its mission.
  1. Tell us in 250 words or less why we should consider you for the Award. An applicant can only receive the award once.
  2. Submit a letter from the Regional Director and/or Affiliate Director where you volunteer supporting your application for the Founder’s Award.

 5) Click here to fill out the Online Application

Complete the application early enough that all materials are received and uploaded before the March 1, 2017 deadline. Once your online application has been submitted, a confirmation will be sent to the email address you have provided.  A summary of what was submitted will be given and a LINK will be provided so that you can go back and edit your application and/or add materials as needed.  All materials required to complete your entry will be uploaded through that form. Applicants are responsible for being sure that everything has loaded properly and all requirements have been met.

We recommend you bookmark the URL provided in the confirmation email and/or keep the email notification so you are able to do any subsequent editing.

The form will require:

  • personal contact data (name, address, email, phone number)
  • a digital image of the applicant (max 512 KB; pdf, doc, docx, rtf,  jpg,  jpeg, png, gif, odt)
  • up to two (2) letters of recommendation from a team manager or other adult involved in DI (e.g., school coordinator or regional director), school administrator, educator, guidance counselor, clergy, community leader, or teammate  (max 2MB; pdf, doc, docx, rtf,  jpg,  jpeg, png, gif, odt)
  • Marketing track entry (if selected - one file; pdf, doc, docx, xls, csv, txt, rtf, html, zip, mp3, wma, mpg, flv, avi, jpg, jpeg, png, gif, ppt, pptx, mov, m4v, odt)
  • Tool track entry (if selected - one file; pdf, doc, docx, xls, csv, txt, rtf, html, zip, mp3, wma, mpg, flv, avi, jpg, jpeg, png, gif, ppt, pptx, mov, m4v, odt)
  • Founders Award essay (if selected – max 250 words)
  • RD/AD endorsement of the Founders Award application
  • Program participation (team challenges, volunteer roles, awards, etc.)

6) Complete your Solution. Go back to the online form as often as you need! An email notification will be sent each time a change has been received. 

7) If you have any questions or problems completing the form, do not hesitate to email:   scholarshipchairs@idodi.org 

The deadline for receipt of ALL materials is March 1, 2017.

No late entries will be accepted.