CBDA is dedicated to giving back to our communities, and this scholarship fund and the CBDA Foundation are part of that commitment.

– Terry Cekola, Elite Brands CEO & CBDA Board Chair



The CBDA Foundation Scholarship Program submission window will be open from January 1, 2024 to March 31, 2024.  Scholarships will be awarded by the end of May 2024.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be an employee or a spouse/dependent of an employee that works in the wholesaler or supplier tier of the alcohol industry in Colorado
    • Exclusions: CBDA Board Members and their spouses/dependents; and CBDA Foundation Board Members and their spouses/dependents
  • Must be a high school senior, graduate or GED equivalent attending a qualifying institution (see list)
  • Cannot have received this scholarship before

Qualifying Institutions:

  • Four-year colleges and universities
  • Two-year college programs
  • Post high school vocational school
  • Other post-secondary institutes recognized by the Department of Education

Upload Instructions:

  • If you are uploading your highschool transcript please ensure it is in PDF format.
  • We suggest blocking out your SSN#.
  • Max upload file size is 5mb.