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Doctoral Scholarships

Applications for the 2016 – 2017 academic year will be accepted from August 3 – September 7, 2016.

National Louis University is pleased to provide doctoral scholarship opportunities for qualified students. Eligible students must be fully admitted to a doctoral program.

  • College of Professional Studies and Advancement
  • Ph.D. in Community Psychology
  • Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership

National College of Education:

  • Ed.D. in Curriculum and Social Inquiry
  • Ed.D. in Disability and Equity in Education
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
  • Ed.D. in School Psychology
  • Ed.D./Ed.S. in Reading and Language
  • Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership

Applying for the Doctoral Scholarship:

Completed applications and any supporting documentation should be emailed to Questions may be directed to


Past Recipients and their Dissertations

Diane Novak - Shared Governance in an Adult Education Doctoral Program: "Self-Directed Learning meets Democratic Process" – A Delicate Balance of Intent, Implementation, and Impact

Jacqueline Callery - Enough with Color-blind Classrooms! Giving African-American Students a Voice in Constructing Their Learning Experience

Veronica Buckley - Life in a Banquet: Who is Staying for Dessert and Why? Discussing Women Aging Vibrantly

Charlene Blockinger - On Closer Scrutiny: Workplace Educators Examine Meaning of Intercultural Competence

Tania Giordani - Fired Up! The Motivation of Parent Advocates in the Public School System

**You can find some of Dr. Giordani's research titled "All Children Are Our Children" by clicking here.

Dianne Ramdeholl - It Must Be Told: Stories of Dreams, Hope, and Possibility from the Open Book

Wendy Yanow - Autobiography as Counter-Narrative: An Empirical Study of How Race Enters and Structures the Stories of our Life Experience

**You can find Dr. Yanow's presented research by clicking here.

Melany Cueva - Readers Theatre: An Organic Inquiry in Alaska Awakening

**There are a limited number of doctoral scholarships available to students in the National College of Education and the College of Arts and Science. Please contact your faculty advisor for additional information.

Students must adhere to all the University policies noted in the Catalog in order to remain eligible to receive NLU Scholarships.


Please Note: All National Louis Scholarships require U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. Undocumented students who meet the criteria may apply to receive the Pathways Scholarship for Undocumented Students. International students who meet the criteria may apply to receive the NLU Alumni Choice and PTK Scholarships. International students who apply for but are not awarded the PTK Scholarship are ineligible to receive the NLU Platinum or National Louis scholarships as both require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.


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