SDLF Scholarships and Allowance Fund Information
Education Allowance Fund
The Special District Leadership Foundation has created the Educational Allowance Fund, designed to provide funding assistance to special district staff and elected officials who are first-time attendees at select events and/or programs.
Dr. James Kohnen Scholarship
This scholarship is for registration fees for all four modules of the Special District Leadership Academy or the Special District Leadership Academy Conference and is open to elected/appointed special district board members from districts with budgets of districts with limited budgets., who have not previously completed the Special District Leadership Academy.
John Yeakley Scholarship
This scholarship is for registration fees for continuing education related to special district governance and operations for general managers and executive staff of districts with budgets of districts with limited budgets. Applicants must be currently pursuing their Special District Administrator (SDA) designation.
Special District Website Application
The goal of this fund is to provide scholarships to cover the cost of a special district website for one year to increase transparency and accountability among some of California’s smallest special districts.