Note from the Associate Editorial Director: Advance your CDI education with the ACDIS Scholarship program

CDI Strategies - Volume 15, Issue 35

by Linnea Archibald

Those who know me, know that I wear a variety of hats around here at ACDIS. Most of the time when you see my name, it’ll be associated with either our publications (especially the CDI Journal) or the ACDIS CDI Leadership Council. This time of year, however, my focus expands to include the application and selection process for our annual ACDIS CDI Scholarship Program. It’s one of my favorite projects to work on.

Since the Scholarship’s launch in 2019, we’ve awarded eight scholarships to deserving CDI professionals in order to help enhance their careers with further education and increase the collaboration among their colleagues by sharing knowledge.

I’m happy to announce that the application period for the 2021/2022 Scholarship is now open through Tuesday, November 30, at 11:59 p.m. eastern. 

Through the program, ACDIS awards three scholarships for the following educational activities. Please note that ACDIS will provide each recipient with the registration information and/or login instructions, etc., related to accessing their award, rather than a monetary prize.

  • One-year ACDIS membership + enrollment in the ACDIS CDI Apprenticeship program
  • Registration to an online CDI Boot Camp of the recipient’s choice
  • Registration to the ACDIS national conference (May 2022)

In order to be awarded the conference seat, applicants must be active in the CDI field by currently working in the profession. Those who have completed the ACDIS Apprenticeship program but are not yet working in the CDI field may also apply for the membership and Boot Camp awards. Should an apprentice receive the membership award, they will be allowed to choose an alternate eLearning course, rather than being awarded the apprenticeship program.

After the application period closes on November 30, the ACDIS Furthering Education Committee will convene to review and evaluate applications and ultimately select the 2021/2022 recipients. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision in February 2022.

The Scholarship application period closes on November 30 at 11:59 p.m., eastern. I hope you’ll consider applying or pass along the application to a peer who might be interested! If you’d like a sneak peek at the application before submitting, you can view a PDF of the 2021/2022 application on our website. When you’re ready, click here to apply today!

Editor’s note: Archibald is the associate editorial director of publications and membership. Contact her at

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