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Professional Development Awards

Purpose: To encourage and support continuing education and professional development in the workforce learning, training, and development field and provide enhanced benefits to our chapter membership. 

Qualifications:   You must fit the following qualifications to apply for the ATD Buffalo Niagara Scholarship Program:

  • You must be a current ATD Buffalo Niagara Member
  • You must be currently enrolled or expected to enroll in a certification, Bachelors, or Master’s Program that can be connected to the Talent Development industry within the program year. 


Power Members - $500 scholarship (local members that also are national members)
Regional Members- $250 scholarship (for local members)

Programs for professional development or continuing education in talent development may include:

  • ATD Certification (CPLP,  APTD, etc.)
  • certificate programs in talent development
  • programs in pursuit of professional designation
  • doctorate or graduate academic programs in talent development and related majors
  • post-secondary academic programs in talent development

All inquiries and questions about the scholarship and its application process should be directed to Shantelle Patton, VP of Sponsorship at

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ATD Buffalo Niagara

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