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About the IIDA Sustainable Design Education Fund 

The establishment of the Sustainable Design Education Fund, sponsored by Shaw Contract, is an important Foundation initiative. This fund serves as a vehicle to advance the awareness and knowledge on the topic of sustainable design.

IIDA Student, Professional, and Associate Members who take and pass the LEED Accreditation or WELL AP Exam may apply to be considered for tuition reimbursement. 

Summer 2019 Recipients

  • Angela Bonk, Associate IIDA -  Illinois Chapter                                          
  • Man Hin Chow, Associate IIDA – Southwest Chapter                                
  • Carolyn Daut, IIDA – Intermountain Chapter                                              
  • Shantel Quist, Student IIDA – Northland Chapter 


Only Student, Professional, and Associate Members in good standing are eligible to participate. Members who have taken and passed the exam between January 1 2020, and June 30, 2020, may request consideration for reimbursement.

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 the member paid. 

Applications Open: Friday, June 5, 2020

Application Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2020

Application must include the following:

  • Either LEED Certificate or WELL Certificate
  • Proof of Self Payment (receipt or copy of statement)

The Foundation will award financial assistance for up to five IIDA Members. The process for determining the five recipients will be a lottery system. Recipients will be notified in Fall 2020.


For questions, contact John Czarnecki at

Sponsored by

Shaw Contract

IIDA Foundation

To contact the Foundation, email

Summer 2018 Recipients

  • Jumana Alderazi, Student IIDA - New York Chapter
  • Phoebe Beachner, Student IIDA - New York Chapter
  • Alanna Lively, Associate IIDA - Texas/Oklahoma Chapter
  • Ivane Merto, Student IIDA - Southern California 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!