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 2023 CBDA Scholarship Program will open January 1, 2023 and the deadline to submit completed applications will be March 31st, 2023. A minimum of 3 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students up to $4,000 each.  Applicants that meet all of the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply!


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

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