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Tom D. Ralls Memorial Scholarship

One Scholarship to the University of Innovative Distribution will be awarded annually for all sessions of the University of Innovative Distribution each year. The awarded scholarship will be for full tuition to the University of Innovative Distribution.


  • Applicant must be an employee in good standing of an FPDA Distributor Member organization.
  • Applicant must be a qualified member of the FPDA Young Executives (YES).
  • Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation from a company principal.
  • Applicant must provide an essay detailing his/her desire to attend the University of Innovative Distribution program.

Check back in November of 2018 to apply for the 2019 UID program.

UIDAbout The University of Innovative Distribution 

Since 1994, the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) has been a renowned educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale-distribution industry. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by FPDA and other leading distribution trade associations, in cooperation with the Innovative Distribution Program at Purdue University. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.

For more information or questions regarding the March 2018 UID Program, please call the UID Office (410) 940-6348.

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