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NHDA Foundation

Giving Back to our Industry and our Community

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The National Home Delivery Association Foundation mission is to advance educational and other charitable activities on behalf of the association and the bulky goods delivery industry. 

NHDA Leadership Institute

The National Home Delivery Association Foundation will initiate new program in 2023 designed to nurture and accelerate the growth of leadership in the bulky goods, white glove home delivery industry.  The initial class will be limited to 12 -15 participants  selected from a nominated pool of candidates nationwide and across a wide range of roles within the segment.


The program is being developed in partnership with the High Point University Executive Education program.  It is modeled on the very successful Home Furnishings Institute. The three-part NHDA Leadership Institute will kick off on October 29th to November 1st with a four-day symposium at High Point University focused on the role of a leader in shaping and protecting an effective and productive culture.   The symposium will be led by Dr. Daniel Hall, dean of the Phillips School of Business. Select faculty from High Point University’s Phillips School of Business and leading practitioners from the industry will lead a  combination of lectures and discussions on the topic of defining, building, and protecting a productive culture.


Subsequent sessions will be held in March and June 2024.  These sessions will be held in Northern Virginia with each running a day and a half.  The follow up sessions will be led by industry experts focusing on building an understanding of the complex challenges facing the segment with eye toward how applying principals of leadership  in helping an organization navigate these issues effectively.


Full participation is integral for every Institute member to gain full benefits of the program. Please be prepared to be fully present during each session. Use of electronic devices is discouraged during the sessions except during designated breaks. If this participation commitment is not met, members will be asked to leave with no refund.

Important Dates:

Applications Open – July 1, 2023

Application Close – August 31, 2023

Selections Announced – September 15, 2023

Session 1 – October 29 - November 1, 2023, High Point North Carolina

Session 2 – March, 2024, Northern Virginia

Session 3 – June, 2024, Northern Virginia


Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition: $7,500


Tuition covers all expenses, except travel, associated with the class year.  These include program facilitation, program course materials, overnight hotel accommodations and meals. Class members will also receive one complimentary registration for the 2024 NHDA Annual Forum where they will be recognized for their successful completion of the program. Tuition payments are due in full by October 15, 2023.


The NHDA Foundation offers a limited number of  Scholarship Awards used to provide tuition assistance to incoming class members. Scholarship support is based on an applicant's needs and the funds available. Requests for tuition assistance may be submitted toward the end of this application.


A request for tuition assistance does not influence the decision of the Selection Committee. Every request will receive a confidential, thorough assessment and every effort will be made to support individuals who cannot otherwise afford the tuition. Awards generally do not exceed 50% of the full tuition amount.

NHDA Foundation Scholarship Program


The National Home Delivery Association Foundation will award a $10,000 scholarship to a worthwhile student pursuing a post-secondary degree at an accredited institution of higher learning. Eligible candidates include employees and the family of NHDA members, as well as contractors to NHDA members and their families.

Important Dates: 

Application Opens – May 15, 2023

Application Deadline – June 30, 2023

Winner Announced at  NHDA Annual Forum – August 1, 2023

(winner will be invited, but not required to attend)


Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for an NHDA Scholarship, all candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Parent/Employee must have worked at a company providing home delivery of bulky goods successfully and regularly, for a minimum of two years.

  • Scholarship applicant student must have completed, or will complete in current academic year, their senior year of high school.

  • Scholarship applicant student must clearly establish their need for financial assistance.

  • Scholarship applicant student must be outstanding in character, integrity and leadership.

  • Scholarship applicant student must be planning to attend an accredited educational institution.

All Scholarship applicant students who satisfy the above requirements then compete for the

scholarships awarded. The final selection of the scholarship recipient rests with the Scholarship Committee of the NHDA Foundation.

Applications are now closed.

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