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CDA Scholarships
Scholarships For the CDA
SCHOLARSHIPS supports the achievement of the CDA Credential by paying up to $1200 for the cost of obtaining a CDA Credential. SCHOLARSHIPS is Georgia’s statewide educational assistance program for early care and education professionals pursuing credentials or degrees in early childhood education.
  • CDA TRAINING and CDA COMPETENCY BOOK SCHOLARSHIPS assists approved applicants with a maximum of $740 towards a DECAL State Approved CDA Training and a reimbursement of $35 towards a CDA Council Book and Shipping costs.
  • CDA EXAM FEE SCHOLARSHIPS assists approved applicants with the $425 CDA Council Exam fee.
  • CDA RENEWAL SCHOLARSHIPS assists approved applicants with a maximum of $150 towards the CDA Council Renewal Exam Fee.
  • CDA TEST RETAKE SCHOLARSHIPS assists approved SCHOLARSHIPS applicants who did not pass their initial CDA Exam with one additional retake.
Frequently asked Questions
What are the employment requirements?
What is the tenure requirement?
Are all 120 clock-hour CDA training courses accepted by SCHOLARSHIPS?
What does the CDA Application Fee scholarship include?
What documentation must be sent with the SCHOLARSHIPS application for the CDA Application fee?
What is the Professional Development System (GaPDS)?
What is an "Affidavit for Lawful Presence Verification"?
What documents are considered "secure and verifiable?"
How often do I have to submit a notarized "Affidavit for Lawful Presence Verification?"