EIP scholarships can be used to cover the cost of CDA training, the CDA assessment fee and the CDA renewal fee. In order to receive a scholarship for training and fees leading to the CDA Credential, the applicant must:
- Meet all of the eligibility requirements that are outlined in the General Information section above
- Have 240 hours of experience working with children
If you are applying for a scholarship for the CDA assessment fee or the CDA renewal, your income will not be used as a factor to determine your scholarship eligibility.
EIP scholarships will only be issued for training activities that begin and end in the 2019 calendar year. Scholarship applications must be received by December 1, 2019 to be considered.
Scholarships for training taken with a Verified Trainer or Content Specialist, or distance learning training, will be issued at a rate of up to $30 per training hour.
Scholarships for training taken with a Professional Development Specialist in Early Childhood and/or School-Age will be issued at a rate of up to $35 per training hour.
EIP scholarships cannot be used to cover the cost of the application packet.
If you do not pass, you must refund EIP the full amount of your CDA assessment scholarship.
The maximum annual scholarship amounts are up to:
- $1,250 for credential training
- $500 for CDA assessment fee
- $150 for CDA renewal fee
- $500 for second setting fee