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Mississippi Economic Development Council, Inc. (MEDC) Scholarship Program

MEDC Course Scholarship Program 

Tuition scholarships are being accepted for professional development courses in 2017.

We are very proud to announce the list of approved courses includes; Chamber Institute, Community Development Institute, Economic Development Institute, the True South Economic Development Course, and the National Development Council Economic Development courses.  This is thanks to the generous contributions of Entergy Mississippi, Mississippi Power Company, Mississippi Development Authority, South Mississippi Electric Power Association, Tennesse Valley Authority, and MEDC. 

The below table is a listing of all of the training events your scholarship committee has selected as important for members of MEDC to attend in order to improve professional capability.

Please download the application form below to apply for a tuition scholarship.  You must have a current individual MEDC membership in order to apply and to receive scholarship reimburesement.  Please understand that funds may not be sufficient to award scholarships to all who apply.  Priority will be given to individuals who are newer to the economic/community development field, who demonstrate a need for the requested training, who are willing to make the commitment to participate, and who require financial assistance in order to attend.  A board member or superior must indicate their support of your participation in the course.

Please do not submit more than one application per person.  There may, however, be more than one application submitted per organization.

Continued professional training is vital for successful community and economic development in Mississippi.  If you know of others who are not members but could benefit from scholarship assistance, encourage them to join our association and apply.  As a result, our organization will grow and the capabilities of our membership will improve.

Download 2017 Scholarship Application here. Note that the deadline for applications is by close of business on Monday, November 18, 2016 


2017 Approved Course Titles and Course Dates

Course Title Course Location(s) Course Date(s)
True South Basic Economic Development Course    


Hattiesburg, MS September 11 -14
Chamber Institute (Institute of Organization Management)   
http://institute.uschamber.com/ Winter Institute: Tucson, AZ  January 4-8
  Midwest Institute: Madison, WI June 4-8
  Southeast Institute: Athens, GA June 25-29
  West Institute – Los Angeles, CA  July 9-13
  Northeast Institute – Villanova, PA July 30-August 3
Community Development Institute  


Woodlands, TX

March 6 - 9
http://www.midwestcdi.org/ Moline, IL August 7-10
http://uca.edu/cdi/ Conway, AR  July 31 - August 3
Economic Development Institute           
http://www.ou.edu/content/outreach/edi.htmlupcoming_institutes.html San Antonio, TX April 30 - May 4, 2017
http://www.ou.edu/content/outreach/edi.htmlupcoming_institutes.html Fort Lauderdale, FL November 5- 9, 2017

National Development Council - Economic Development Courses
(Contact MEDC for Code)

ED 101-Economic Development Finance

Philadelphia, PA
Minneapolis, MN
Los Angeles, CA


February 3-17
June 5-9
August 28 - Sept. 1

ED 201-Business Credit Analysis 

Philadelphia, PA
Minneapolis, MN
Los Angeles, CA

May 1-5
August 14-18
October 2-6


ED 202-Real Estate Finance 

Los Angeles, CA
Philadelphia, PA
Minneapolis, MN

January 30 -Feb. 3
July 24-28

November 6-10

ED 300-The Art of Deal Structuring 

Philadelphia, PA
Los Angeles, CA

March 27-31
December 4-8

ED 515-New Markets Tax Credits

Minneapolis, MN

2017 TBD

*Scholarship Dates are Subject to Change

*MEDC will only reimburse the tuition amount for early-bird registration and the discounted tuition rate  (if available for the course you are taking). 


MEDC will start taking 2017 scholarship applications October 18, 2016  The Deadline to apply is Friday, November 18, 2016. If you have any questions regarding scholarships, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



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