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Gerald Stavely Education Fund


Scholarships for SDA Members

Receive up to $2500 towards professional development for your employee

Any SDA member may apply for a scholarship towards DLI's live professional development, including the virtual stain removal class, or self study courses. This opportunity is made possible by SDA's Gerald Stavely Education Fund. The financial assistance pays up to $2,500 to be used towards registration fees, hotel and flight expenses.

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Introduction to Drycleaning

(5 day course)

  • October 7-11, 2024

Advanced Drycleaning

(10 day course)

  • October 14-25, 2024

Intro & Advanced Drycleaning

(15 day course)

  • October 7-25, 2024

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Apply for 


  • Applicants must be a full time employee of an SDA/DLI member.

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

  • Awarded funds are mailed after all receipts have been submitted.

  • Applicant must attend classes during the calendar year applied.

  • Applicant must register at least 3 weeks prior to the class start date.

Past Scholarship Recipients say...

Normally my day would consist of doing work. Now I'm teaching other employees the new techniques I learned. When's the next class?  


Shelly Anderson, Regency Cleaners

I learned more from this experience than I had ever hoped and am already implementing much of what I have learned in our own plant.”

Lee Arnold, Martinizing Dry Cleaning 

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