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2020 Professional Development Grant

Have you ever decided against taking a course that could help you meet your career goals because you couldn't justify the cost? We want to help.

In 2020, we are taking our mission to help professionals find the perfect training course a step further. Not only will we keep making it easy to find and compare courses - but once you find the course that will help you meet your professional goals - we want to help you fund it!

From today to December 31, 2020, you can apply for our Professional Development Grant to win up to $1,000 towards any classroom or online training course listed on

Five times in the coming year, we will randomly select a grant winner! Once you have completed the grant application, you will be entered into every drawing from the day you apply till the end of 2020. Enter now to make sure that you will be in the running for as many drawings as possible!


We want our Professional Development Grant to help as many people as possible take as many courses as possible. That's why we have kept our application process and requirements simple and straight-forward. 

The grant is open to the following applicants seeking the following courses:


Grant applicants must be:

  • Citizens or full-time residents of the United States or Canada
  • 18+ years of age
  • Available to take a course in the next 6 months at the time of application


Courses eligible for funding are:

  • Listed on
  • Available in an online or classroom / public format
  • Have open dates available within the next 6 months at the time of application

How to Apply

Are you eligible for the grant? Don't wait any longer to apply! To enter every grant drawing in 2020, follow these three steps:

Step 1: Find two courses that you would love to win funding for. See our course ideas section if you need help finding some options.

Step 2: Fill out the grant application in full.

Step 3: Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to see the latest grant announcements including drawing dates.

Once you have entered, your application will be in the running until the end of 2020 or until you win. See our grant terms and conditions or FAQs to learn more.

Grant Drawings

The Professional Development Grant will be awarded through five drawings throughout the year. We will announce the exact date of each drawing on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter the week before it takes place. Drawings will take place in the following months:

  • April 2020
  • June 2020
  • August 2020
  • October 2020
  • January 2021 (After the closing date, December 31, 2020)

What happens if you win?

After we draw a winner, we will confirm that one of the chosen courses has upcoming dates available with the course provider. We will then contact the winner via email with an offer to fund this course. Winners must reply accepting this offer within seven days. If you do not respond in this time period, we will draw another winner.

Payment of funds

All grant funds will be paid directly to the training provider of the chosen course. If the cost of the chosen course exceeds $1,000, the winner will be invoiced the remaining amount by the training provider. See the terms and conditions for more information.

Course Ideas

Are you sure that you want get funding for a professional course, but unsure of which course you want to take? Here are some eligible courses from four of our most popular categories:

1. Leadership

2. IT

3. Human Resources (HR)

4. Auditing

Application Form

By completing this form, you agree to our Grant Terms and Conditions

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Fill in all of the information below to enter the 2020 Professional Development Grant. Your application will be in the running to win until the closing date on December, 31 2020.

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Grant Terms and Conditions

This page outlines the Terms and Conditions for the 2020 Professional Development Grant. In these Terms and Conditions: By submitting an application for this grant, it is understood that you have read and agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions. 1.1 is offering eligible participants the opportunity to enter into a free drawing.
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Professional Development Grant FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Professional Development Grant 2020 A: Entering the grant drawing is easy! All you need to do is fill out this form with your full name, email address, and country of residence so that we know how to contact you if you win! We also need you to include the full URLs of two eligible courses that you would like to take (your primary and secondary c ...
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