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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 this DLI's professional development, which 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)

  • August 8-12, 2022

Advanced Drycleaning

(10 day course)

  • August 15-26, 2022

General Drycleaning

(15 day course)

  • August 8-26, 2022

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Apply for 


  • Applicants must be a full time employee of an SDA/DLI member for at least 12 months prior to application.

  • 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.

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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