Visionary Scholar Doctoral Award

Scholarship Application Deadline: April 2, 2018


  • Applicant must be a new student to the Ed.D. program for the September 2018 start. Award winners may not defer their enrollment to the 2019-20 start. Students deferring enrollment from the previous academic year are not eligible, but are encouraged to reapply. 
  • Award winners remain eligible for the award if they stop out of the program, if the stop-out period is less than one calendar year.



  • A complete program interview by March 7, 2018
  • A complete application to the Ed.D. program by March 1, 2018
  • A complete online scholarship application by April 2, 2018
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a leader in the field of education. Students may reuse letters used as part of their application for admission, if applicable. 
  • Submit an essay between 500-1000 words. An optional video essay is also accepted in addition to the written submission, but should be no more than three minutes in length. 
    • Essay question: In fewer than 1000 words describe how you will make an impact on an issue in education that needs to be addressed. 
  • Resume or CV. 
  • Students must submit all scholarship application items electronically. Paper submissions will not be accepted.



  • Award winners will receive up to a 20% discount off the cost of tuition in their chosen program. 
  • Students may receive this award concurrently with a strategic partner discount, not to exceed 35% discount in total. 
  • Students may receive this award concurrently with a Graduate Assistantship position.
  • This award has no cash value.
  • Awards may be transferred to another degree or academic program within the School of Education. 



EdD Program Interview Due February 7, 2018
EdD Application Due March 1, 2018
Scholarship Application Due April 2, 2018
Scholarship Notifications April 9, 2018
Award Acceptance and Registration Due August 1, 2018
Program Start September 4, 2018