Welcome to the DISC Scholarship Pages

Dear Destination Imagination Community,

Thanks to your support this past year, DISC will again offer up to $30,000 in creativity and volunteerism scholarships to deserving candidates. Community contributions through our usual fundraising efforts at Globals are greatly appreciated, but we also are pleased to announce a $10,000 contribution from the former Iowa Affiliate. Our earnest thanks to their leadership for honoring us and our DISC Scholarship Program by choosing us to manage these funds. We are humbled by their trust.

DISC has also provided scholarship funds for the former DI Valedictorian (now Graduate of the Year) and DI Scholars, whose  selection process is under the oversight of DIHQ. Their application form becomes available on the current Global website when it opens and through the paperwork recieved by qualifying Secondary teams for that Event. This category was initiated in 2012.

This past year, the DISC Scholarship Committee received 38 creative scholarship submissions from 13 states and 2 provinces & awarded $19,000 to 9 deserving applicants, plus $1,000 to the top scoring Founders Award applicant.  DISC also contributed $5,000 towards the scholarships for this year’s Graduate of the Year (formerly referred to as Valedictorian) and DI Scholars.

Last year's winners were notified in April with the public announcement being made at Global Finals in May 2017. Scholarships were awarded for the 2017-2018 Academic Year, beginning with Fall semester. 

A complete list of past awardees can be seen here.  

The DISC Creative and Founders Award Scholarships deadline is: March 1, 2018.

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.

  • must be accepted at a college/university or other post-secondary educational institution and planning to attend in the school year 2018-2019. 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.

CLICK HERE for 2017/2018 DISC Scholarship Details and Application Instructions

READ THE SCHOLARSHIP FAQ's 

We wish all of our scholars luck and creativity in their endeavors.

Nancy Kornegay

DISC Scholarship Sub-Committee Chair
scholarshipchairs@idodi.org