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NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund

With an inaugural gift from Mannington Commercial, this Fund offers IIDA Associate Members an opportunity to apply for financial assistance upon passing all three parts of the NCIDQ exam. The following IIDA Members are the most recent recipients:

Winter 2020 Recipients

  • Brandy Balthazar, Associate IIDA – Texas/Oklahoma Chapter
  • Jamie Cordell, IIDA – Southwest Chapter
  • Danielle Ellsworth, Associate IIDA – Northern Pacific Chapter
  • Ariella Ely, Associate IIDA – PA/NJ/DE Chapter
  • Louise Hosseini, IIDA – PA/NJ/DE Chapter
  • Caroline Lanford, IIDA – Carolinas Chapter
  • Jacinta Stecklein, IIDA – Mid America Chapter


Only IIDA Associate Members in good standing are eligible to participate.

Members who have taken and passed all required parts of the exam – administered in October 2020  resulting in NCIDQ Certification may request consideration for reimbursement.

Maximum reimbursement will be $1100. In the event that a member's firm pays a portion of the cost of the exam, the member can apply for reimbursement for the portion the member paid.


IIDA will begin accepting submissions in November 2020, with a deadline in February 2021.

The IIDA Foundation normally awards financial assistance for up to seven IIDA members twice annually. Because the NCIDQ exam was not offered in spring 2020, the IIDA Foundation will award financial assistance for up to 14 IIDA members in this next cycle. The process for determining recipients will be a lottery system.


For questions, contact John Czarnecki at

IIDA Foundation

To contact the Foundation, email

Summer 2019 Recipients

  • Jennifer Baarley, Associate IIDA - Northern Pacific Chapter
  • Christie Devine, Associate IIDA – Southwest
  • Whitney Garry, IIDA – Texas/Oklahoma Chapter       
  • Megan Hogan, Associate IIDA – New England Chapter
  • Kelsey Pierce, Associate IIDA- Great Plains Chapter 
  • Sara Seeley, IIDA - Northern PACIFIC Chapter         
  • Samantha Struck, Associate IIDA - Oregon Chapter

View the complete list of previous recipients.

Sustainable Design Education Fund

Find out how IIDA Student, Professional, and Associate Members who pass the LEED Accreditation Exam can apply for tuition reimbursement.