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MRAA Kevin Lodder Scholarship
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This 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. 

"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

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 MRAA Annual Conference.

How to Apply:

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.


Please submit your application by October 11th to be considered for the 2019 award.

2019 Kevin Lodder Scholarship Application

8401 73rd Avenue North, Suite 71, Minneapolis, MN 55428