Many times, employees at various organizations see top executives jetting off to conferences, trade shows and board meetings hosted by associations that the company belongs to. They know a lot of company money gets spent on these association activities but may not see any direct benefit for themselves in their companies’ participation in the organization.
Well the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association has an innovative program that addresses that point. It offers scholarships! Here is how the folks at IDDBA put it:
To support employees of IDDBA-member companies, IDDBA is offering academic scholarships. Awards from $250 to $1,000 per semester are available to high school seniors and current or returning college or vocational/technical school students.
There are three basic requirements:
- You have to work for an IDDBA-member company.
- Have an academic field in business, marketing or a food-related field.
- Maintain a 2.5 grade-point average
There are various caveats and whatnot, but it’s a pretty unique program, and it won’t take too much word of mouth for all the associates in an organization to think well of the company’s membership in the association.
You can click here to get more info on the program, apply on line or print a flyer to display in your store’s break room.