scholarship was founded in memory of Kevin Lodder of Lodder's Marine in
Fairfield, Ohio. Kevin worked in his family's dealership and was
dedicated to this industry from an early age until his untimely passing.
The recipients of this scholarship will receive tuition to attend the Spader Total Management 1 Workshop
in Sioux Falls, S.D. (a $2,995 value) and a stipend of $800 to offset
travel expenses. The Kevin Lodder Scholarship is awarded annually during the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.
Hear what one dealer has to say about this opportunity:
"I'd been running boat
dealerships for twenty years before I finally gave in and signed up for the
Spader Total Management Workshop and it literally changed my life. I never saw
my business the same after that and more important, I never ran it the same way
either. I happened to go through the course with some of the Winn brothers who
were doing an evaluation for their dealers and they were shaking their heads in
disbelief as well. If you are just getting into the business then this is your
Ivy League MBA in dealership management. If you're already a dealer, and
wondering why you're not getting paid what you're worth then get ready to learn
the secret. This is the best course I ever attended in the marine industry in
almost fifty years. The best."— Michael Joyce, CEO, Hargrave Custom Yachts
1. Applicant must be a MRAA member in good standing.
2. Applicant must be employed in a marine dealership.
3. Applicants can directly apply for the scholarships or they can be nominated.
Application Process: Complete the online application (either as an applicant or nominee), including an essay explaining why the applicant should be considered for the scholarship.
About the Spader Total Management 1 Workshop
Have more time and make more money when you unlock the financial,
personnel and planning secrets of managing a business. Get your company
on the road to increased profits, stability and growth with the Total
Management 1 Workshop, a must for every key decision maker, leader and
key employee in your organization. You'll leave with a clear set of
principles, processes and tools to take your company to new levels of
performance and profitability and that has a way of making your work a
whole lot more enjoyable.
2013 Kevin Lodder Scholarship Application
Please submit your application by September 25th to be considered for the 2013 award.