College Student Scholarships

Announcing our 2013-2014 Scholarship Winner

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of the 2014 IDL SIG Graduate scholarship of $750. Ms. Patricia Taylor of Saint Leo University, Florida, impressed our panel of five judges with her entire application, letters of recommendation, and project description. As her project, Patricia volunteered to help a medical education colleague with a PowerPoint presentation. She then used Articulate to develop an e-learning course that has now replaced her colleague’s need to present a content-intensive course in a classroom setting. Her colleague was “overwhelmed,” according to Patricia, at the benefits of the e-learning course. Not only is the course saving her colleague precious time, but also learners can now approach the course at their own pace from their own offices. Her colleague captures the participation results and maintains online records. Patricia describes herself as “somewhat obsessed with instructional design.”

The IDL SIG’s panel of five judges noted Patricia’s good recommendations, enthusiasm for ID, and exemplary student status as factors in their selection. The panel also said her research shows an awesome “go to” quality and that she is already making a difference in the field of Instructional Design.

The panel of judges determined that no Certificate application fully met the standards and requirements for the $500 scholarship, so this one will not be awarded this year.

Patricia had some very stiff competition from the other 12 applicants, which caused considerable discussion among the judges. They determined that there is some very exciting stuff happening in the field! Congratulations again to Patricia on being awarded our 2014 Graduate scholarship!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who entered the scholarship competition this year. We hope you will check our website again in January 2015 for our next scholarship announcement.

18 Responses to College Student Scholarships

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  3. Marjorie Bazluki says:

    Will you be offering the graduate scholarship again for the new school year?


    • smiller says:

      Glad you asked! Yes, Marjorie, we plan to continue our scholarship program next year. Start checking back at our site in November 2012.

  4. Karina says:

    I am enrolling into a gradute program (Masters in Instructional Design and Technology) this fall. Is it too late to apply? Thank you

    • smiller says:

      Hi Karina,
      We have just awarded our scholarships for this year, but we’ll be offering them again next winter. Start checking our website in November or December for application info. We’ll award our next scholarships in the Feb/Mar 2013 timeframe.

      Thanks for your interest!


  5. Mark Anthony Wright says:

    I am currently enrolled in the Educational Technology Graduate degree program in Online Instructional Design at North Carolina Central University. I did not see an application for the 2012/ 2013 year. Is it available yet? Thank you.


    • smiller says:

      Hi Mark,

      Information and applications for the 2012-2013 college scholarships will be posted very soon. Thanks for your interest!

  6. April T. says:

    Can you tell me when the scholarships for 2013 will be posted? I’m enrolled in the ID program as a sophomore/junior and am looking to apply for one of your scholarships.


  7. Tram Nguyen says:


    I am now living in the Netherlands. I just finished my master in Educational Management, Evaluation and Assessment in August 2012. I would like to pursue a career as an Instructional Designer since I am very much interested in this field. I would like to ask whether I am eligible to apply for this scholarship?

    Thank you so much for your time.


    • smiller says:

      Thank you for your interest in our scholarships. Are you pursuing a higher degree, such as a PhD? You need to be currently enrolled in a program in order to apply for either of our scholarships.

  8. Tram Nguyen says:


    I am enrolling as a non-degree student at Capellla University to earn a certificate in ID. In this case, am I eligible to apply for this scholarship?

    Thank you!


  9. Jennifer H. says:

    Is this scholarship opportunity only for Fall semester, or can it be applied for for Spring semesters, as well? I have plans to return to college for a Masters in Instructional Design and Technology starting in the Spring for 2014, and I have been looking for Graduate Assistanships and Scholarships to help me to pay for my schooling. I just came across your scholarship information here, though I’m fairly certain that it is too late for me to apply for it at all…

    • smiller says:

      Hi Jennifer,
      We announce our scholarship offerings in winter (Dec/Jan timeframe), and we award them in April. We have awarded our scholarships for this year, so we’ll be awarding next year’s in March or April of 2013.

      I hope this information answers your question. Let me know if you have additional ones.

      Sylvia Miller
      Scholarships Chair

  10. shireen says:

    Is this scholarship still being offered? I can’t seem to locate the website nor the application. Thanks, Shireen

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