SITE Foundation

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David Riddell Memorial Scholarship

The David Riddell Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of SITE Past President David Riddell to provide an opportunity for worthy individuals to participate in SITE educational programs. The scholarship will fund Global Conference attendance costs up to $3000 for recipients chosen based on financial need, nomination from a SITE chapter presidents, and to ensure the future growth of SITE as David envisioned.

Scholarship recipients are selected by the SITE Foundation Board of Trustees and must submit an application form and essay.

The submission period for the 2020 award is now closed.  Please contact with any questions.

Congratulations to the 2020 David Riddell Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Dave riddell winner.jpgWith a winning essay on incentive travel from the perspective of the qualifier, this year’s recipient of the Dave Riddell scholarship is Isabel Hagel. A native of Germany, Isabel is Operations Executive at Dublin based Custom Ireland, a leading DMC in Ireland and an affiliate of The DMC Network. She is described by colleagues as “an absolute joy … hard-working, enthusiastic, a quick learner, diligent, and efficient.” She described her win in the following terms; “It was very exciting to be awarded the David Riddell Scholarship. I received so many messages and read many comments congratulating me on my achievement – thank you all so very much. The past year has been very tough for everyone in our industry, however last night’s ceremony proved how motivated we all are to come out of this stronger than ever. I’m very proud to be a part of this industry!”

About David Riddell

As a member and past president of SITE, David Riddell was always upbeat about the incentive travel industry and forever the promoter of the value of performance improvement. As a leader of SITE, he envisioned what the organization could look like in the future, and worked diligently to effect change and mold the Society into the leading global authority in our industry. He believed in SITE. He was approachable. He was full of life. He was everyone’s friend. He was a mentor, a visionary and a leader.