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Business Management

This scholarship was founded 2004 in memory of Kevin Lodder of Lodder’s Marine in Fairfield, OH.  Kevin was dedicated to our industry. It takes that kind of dedication to truly find success in our business – passion for this work, combined with the first-class education that this scholarship provides.

The recipients of this scholarship will receive tuition to attend the Spader Total Management 1 workshop in Sioux Falls, S.D. and a stipend to offset travel expenses

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 Sioux Falls, S.D. over the course of 15 – 18 months

Technical Training

•Created to offer financial assistance for technical training of current and prospective dealership personnel.

•Marine trade associations applying for this scholarship must show evidence of plans to offer their own scholarship for technical training of marine dealership personnel in the year ahead and commit to matching the $1,500 scholarship awarded to the recipient.