Destination Imagination is pleased to announce that we will be offering financial assistance for Global Finals-bound teams. These funds are intended to make the event more accessible for the teams that need the most help.
The application will be open from January 15-March 15, 2024. It is a brief form consisting of 13 questions. Within the application, teams will be asked to describe their financial need and why they would benefit from attending Global Finals 2024.
With most Affiliate Tournaments occurring in March or April, we fully expect and encourage teams to apply for financial assistance prior to attending their Affiliate Tournament.
Any teams that can demonstrate financial need are encouraged to apply.
The amount of financial assistance each team receives will be determined by their application and their demonstrated level of need.
All applications will be reviewed by a committee with representatives from DI’s Board of Trustees, staff, and alumni. Awards will be based on financial need and the team’s responses on their application.
There is a question on the application that reads “Why do you and your team want to be a part of Global Finals 2024? How will your team benefit from attending?” Your team’s response to this question will have the biggest impact on their application.
We will start notifying teams that have been selected for financial assistance starting on April 8. Teams participating in Affiliate Tournaments after April 8 will not be notified until their tournament is complete. All teams will be notified of the status of their application by April 26.
If your team is selected for funding, your award will be applied to your registration fees. At this time, financial assistance funds can only be applied to registration fees; all teams will still be responsible for their travel, housing, and food.