Gerald Stavely Education Fund


Scholarships for SDA Members

Receive up to $333 towards online professional development for your employees

Any SDA member may apply for a scholarship towards any online DLI professional development, which is made possible by SDA's Gerald Stavely Education Fund. Three scholarships of $333 each are available.  Once the pandemic ends, SDA will proudly sponsor two $2500 scholarships towards the DLI School of Drycleaning.

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Courses include:

  • CSR Training

  • Stain Training

  • Award of Excellence Registration

  • Drycleaning Fundamentals

  • Fibers & Fabrics

Certifications include:

  • Professional Drycleaner

  • Environmental Drycleaner

  • Professional Wetcleaner

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Apply for 


  • Applicants must be a SDA/DLI member.

  • SDA/DLI member can receive one scholarship every 3 years.

  • Awarded funds are mailed after receipt has been submitted.