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Sustainable Design Education Fund

The establishment of the Sustainable Design Education Fund is an important Foundation initiative. Created through the generosity of Maharam, this fund serves as a vehicle to advance the awareness and knowledge on the topic of sustainable design.

IIDA Professional and Associate Members who take and pass the LEED Accreditation Exam may apply for consideration for tuition reimbursement. The following IIDA Members are the most recent recipients:

Summer 2014 Recipients

  • Priti Bhatia, Associate IIDA – Georgia Chapter
  • Cyndi S. Curnutte, IIDA – Gateway Chapter



Only Professional and Associate members in good standing are eligible to participate. Members who have taken and passed the exam from July 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2015, may request consideration for reimbursement.

Members must forward written confirmation from USGBC of passing the exam and proof of payment to IIDA Headquarters by 5 p.m. Central on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.

Maximum reimbursement will be $350. In the event that a member’s firm pays a portion of the cost of the exam, the member can still apply for reimbursement for the portion he/she has paid for.

The Foundation will award financial assistance to five IIDA Members. The process for determining the five recipients will be a lottery system. Recipients will be notified in March 2016.

Download Application

Please email or fax the above application along with required documentation to Aisha Williams, Director of Industry Relations & Special Events at:

Fax: 312.379.5161

or mail to:

IIDA Foundation
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 567
Chicago, IL 60654
Attn.: Aisha Williams

To contact the Foundation, email Dennis Krause, Hon. IIDA, Senior Vice President of IIDA.

Winter 2014 Recipient

  • Karen Josue, Associate IIDA - New York Chapter

View a complete list of previous recipients.

NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund

Learn more about how IIDA Associate Members can apply for financial assistance upon passing all three parts of the NCIDQ Exam!