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4 Learning Tech Scholarships Open for Application

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

One of the industry’s custom e-learning development companies,, is awarding four scholarships for adult workers furthering their education in e-learning design, learning technologies, or instructional design. These scholarships are designed to help learning and development professionals pursue their own continuing education and apply the latest in instructional design theory and educational technologies to their work and build better training programs. 

There will be two $1,500 scholarships awarded for Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programs, and two $750 scholarships awarded for eligible certificate programs. Degree programs must be offered by a U.S.-based regionally or nationally accredited institution. Certificate programs must be offered by an industry recognized organization such as ATD Education or the eLearning Guild, or accredited by an accredited colleges and universities. 


To apply for a scholarship, interested candidates must submit a type-written (PDF document) essay. Each essay should describe a little about the applicant, including:  

  • professional work history
  • experience in developing online training programs either individually or as part of a team
  • reason for pursing an education in instructional design, e-learning development, learning technologies, or related field
  • how the applicant will apply what he or she learns to future work. 

All essays will be reviewed by a panel of three judges. Submissions are due by August 12, 2016. Learn more at


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About the Author

Ryann K. Ellis is an editor for the Association of Talent Development (ATD). She has been covering workplace learning and performance for ATD (formerly the American Society for Training & Development) since 1995. She currently manages ATD's Community of Practice blogs, as well as ATD's government-focused magazine, The Public Manager. Contact her at 

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