COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association has opened the application process for scholarships to allow retailers to attend the 2010 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.
The NBDA will give out $30,000 in scholarships next year—$5,000 more than last year.
The nonprofit will make available 25 scholarships worth up to $1,000 each to NBDA dealer members who have not attended past National Bike Summits. Also available are 10 scholarships worth up to $500 each to NBDA dealer members who have attended past summits, but who need the support in 2010.
Applications must be received by Jan. 18, 2010 and the NBDA will notify winners by Feb. 1.
Priority will be given to recipients from states and regions previously lacking representation. If more applications are received than the number available, recipients will be chosen by the NBDA via lottery.
The NBDA will pay up to $1,000 per member store for registration, transportation, lodging and meals for the National Bike Summit, held March 9-11, 2010 on a reimbursement basis.
Recipients will need to register for the event and make travel and lodging arrangements on their own.
The NBDA will reimburse all scholarship recipients within two weeks of submission of receipts of actual costs incurred, up to the limit for each NBDA member store, along with a completed survey from the NBDA that describes their experiences at the National Bike Summit.
Scholarship recipients agree to participate in all sessions of the National Bike Summit in order to be eligible for reimbursement. This includes the Congressional visits as arranged by the League of American Bicyclists.
For more information and for a scholarship application, click on the link above