College Student Scholarships

Announcing our 2013-2014 Scholarships

Are you a student enrolled in Instructional Design-related courses, or do you know someone who is? Then consider applying for or sharing information about our 2014 scholarships. For the eighth consecutive year, we are offering two scholarships—one for Master’s/Ph.D. applicants and one for Certificate applicants. Both types of applicants must be taking courses at the graduate level.

These scholarships were created to assist students who are pursuing a graduate degree or certificate in a field related to Instructional Design. Students applying for this scholarship are expected to be able to demonstrate their focus on topics related to Instructional Design through their academic studies, current jobs, graduate or certificate program, or special projects.

The IDL SIG scholarship awards this year are $500 for the top Certificate applicant and $750 for the top Master’s/Ph.D. applicant. Please note that we are not offering an undergraduate scholarship this year.

The Scholarship Committee evaluates applicants’ academic records and potential for contributing to the Instructional Design profession. To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

  • Enrolled in a Master’s/Ph.D. degree or certificate program in the Instructional Design field.
  • Pursuing a career as an Instructional Designer.
  • Taking courses at the graduate level.

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 scholarships.  Submit the completed form and other documents described in the application:


The deadline for submission of all materials is Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Winners will be notified in late March or early April. All winners will be published in the IDL SIG quarterly newsletter. Please direct questions to Our Frequently Asked Questions publication may answer some of your questions:


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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