Thanks to the Destination Imagination (DI) community’s amazing support this past season, the Destination Imagination Scholarship Committee (DISC) will offer up to $30,000 in creativity and volunteerism scholarships to deserving candidates. To be considered for one of this season’s DISC scholarships, applicants are required to create a solution in one of two categories: Marketing or Tools.
For the Marketing Challenge, applicants must use their creativity, imagination and divergent thinking to help spread the word about DI and describe the program to those who have never experienced it. How would you promote DI? Who would be your target audience? For the Tool Challenge, applicants are required to choose a problem that a DI team might face during the program season and develop a tool to help less experienced teams become better teams.
All entries will be appraised on creativity, relevancy and the applicant’s past and continued involvement with Destination Imagination. Click here to learn more about the Marketing and Tool Challenges.
- Applicants should be graduating from high school or currently pursuing a post-high school degree at a trade school, college or university.
- Applicants must be accepted at a college/university or post-secondary educational institution and planning to attend in the 2020-21 school year. Proof of acceptance will be required before an award can be disbursed.
- Applicants must have participated in Destination Imagination as a team member or as a volunteer
- Applicants should be actively continuing their involvement in DI in some capacity—either as a team member or as a volunteer.
International Destination Imagination participants are welcome to apply, but please note that materials must be presented in English as DISC does not have translators available. International applicants should also be aware that the awards will be paid to their learning institution in U.S. dollars.
Applicants who submit an entry for the Marketing or Tool category may also apply for the Founders 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 to the applicant who best exemplifies the spirit of VOMBO through volunteering in support of Destination Imagination and its mission.
Scholarship and application details will be posted later in the season.
The MN DI DIstinguished Leader Award
High school teams! This honor was designed to recognize the truly committed individual who has contributed to Minnesota Destination Imagination throughout his or her high school career. This is a self-nominated award, and secondary level MN DI participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive recognition and an award at the Affiliate Tournament. Occasionally, younger teams complete the requirements for this Award.
The DIstinguished Leader Award recognizes high school students’ exceptional dedication, innovation, leadership and performance in service of Minnesota’s DI program over the course of their high school years. The award requires that students give considerably of their time, skills and creative talent to MN DI. The DIstinguished Leader Award is Minnesota’s highest recognition of superlative teamwork, leadership, and creative problem solving abilities.
Students may self-nominate in their junior or senior year. In order to receive the DIstinguished Leader Award, they must complete all requirements by April. Applications should be in by the beginning of March annually. Junior and seniors who are well on track for this award may include it in their college applications.
Click here for more information and the application form.
Questions? Contact Pamela Schroeder, MN DI Affiliate Director
763-550-7212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.