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Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship

Leadership Development

This scholarship was established in 2013 to honor the marine industry service and leadership philosophy of life-long learner Duane Spader, the founder of Spader Business Management. This scholarship helps current and up-and-coming dealership leaders excel at their jobs.

The recipients of this scholarship will receive tuition to attend the Spader Leadership Development Program in Albuquerque, NM.  Over the course of 15 – 18 months, participants attend five three-day sessions.

Applications are now being accepted and reviewed by the selection committee.  Awards will be presented during Dealer Week December 7, 2022. 

How to Apply:
1. Applicant must be an MRAA member in good standing.

2. Applicant must be employed in a marine dealership.

3. Applicant must directly apply for the scholarship.

4. Applicant must be able to commit to the time and travel required by the program, should they be chosen.
5.  Complete the online application, including an essay describing why a leadership development program would be beneficial to the applicant, their business and the industry.
Optional: Letters of recommendation