scholarship was founded to honor the marine industry service of Spader Business Management founder Duane Spader, as well as his leadership philosophy of life-long learning.
The recipients of this scholarship will receive tuition to attend the Spader Leadership Development Program
in Sioux Falls, S.D. (a $14,875 value). The Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship is awarded annually during the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.
1. Applicant must be an MRAA member in good standing.
2. Applicant must be employed in a marine dealership.
3. Applicant must directly apply for the scholarship.
4. Applicant must be able to commit to the time and travel required by the program, should they be chosen.
the online application, including an
essay describing why a leadership development program would be beneficial to the applicant, their business and the industry.
Optional: Letters of recommendation
The deadline for the 2017 application submission is September 30th. The announcement of the scholarship recipient will take place at the Marine Dealer Expo & Conference, December 10-13, 2017.
About the Spader Leadership Development Program
Whether you are a leader in your business looking to increase your performance or you're being groomed for leadership, this program is designed to help you reach your goals. During the course of 15 to 18 months, participants attend five three-day sessions at Spader Business Management headquarters in Sioux Falls, S.D. After each, they are tasked with returning to their business and implementing the new strategies they have just learned. By the end of the program, participants have developed
the new leadership and management skills
they need to thrive today’s business environment and into the future!