Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to interested and qualified students through the Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA): Robert H. Bauerfeind Memorial Scholarship and Dr. James Douglas Gott Scholarship for Doctoral Students in Instructional Technology. The Bauerfeind and Gott scholarships are managed by the ETRA department, and applications must be submitted to the ETRA office.

In addition to these two scholarships, ETRA would also like to make you aware of the many other scholarships available from Northern Illinois University. For example, the Horvath Family Fund is available for students completing a Technology Specialist Certificate or an advanced degree in Instructional Technology. Information about these Northern Illinois University scholarships is available, and applications can be submitted electronically, through the Academic Works online system.



Robert H. Bauernfeind Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for a master's student in the College of Education seeking a degree with an emphasis in Educational Research and Evaluation. Graduate student must have completed a minimum of 15 graduate credit hours at NIU by date of application (including transferred credits which appear on NIU transcript). Minimum scholarship amount is $500.

  • Required elements: Completed 15 credit hours, letter of recommendation, high GPA, demonstrated interest in Educational Research & Evaluation, 250-word essay (personal statement), and resume.

    The personal statement essay should address the following: Please describe your interest and professional involvement in educational research and evaluation and your commitment to the field in your anticipated professional career. You should demonstrate your familiarity with educational research and evaluation by incorporating it in the foregoing discussion.

  • Desired elements: Paper presentations at professional conferences, professional honors, and published articles/instruments (provide information in resume).

  • Procedure: Submit hard copies of a cover sheet and all application materials to the ETRA Scholarship Committee in the ETRA Office (Gabel 208). The ETRA Office will verify GPA and credit hours.

  • Selection: The ETRA Department Academic Research, Retention, and Professionalism Committee will choose the recipient(s). The committee's decision will be final. Successful candidates will be notified by e-mail.

Application deadline: February 1st



James Douglas Gott, Ph.D. Education Scholarship for Doctoal Students in Instructional Technology

Scholarship for participation in professional meetings and conferences related to Instructional Technology. All applicants must be at the doctoral level in the Instructional Technology program; must be able to demonstrate both academic and professional achievement in the field of Instructional Technology and Design; and must have a paper or presentation related to Instructional Technology accepted at an international, state, or national conference for the coming year.* Graduate student must have completed a minimum of 24 graduate credit hours at NIU by date of application (including transferred credits which appear on NIU transcript). Minimum scholarship amount is $300.

 *Applications may be submitted by an individual whose conference proposal is currently under review; however, receipt of scholarship award is contingent on proposal acceptance.

  • Required elements: Completed 24 credit hours, letter of recommendation, high GPA, resume, 250-word essay (personal statement), acceptance of paper/presentation at IT-related conference (copy of abstract, proof of authorship, complete proposal, and acceptance letter OR evidence that proposal was submitted for review).

    The personal statement essay should address the following: Please describe your interest and professional involvement in instructional technology and your commitment to the field in your anticipated professional career. You should demonstrate your familiarity with instructional technology and evaluation by incorporating it in the foregoing discussion.

  • Desired elements: Paper presentations at professional conferences, professional honors, and published articles/media (provide information in resume).
  • Procedure: Submit hard copies of a cover sheet and all application materials to the ETRA Scholarship Committee in the ETRA Office (Gabel 208). The ETRA Office will verify GPA and credit hours.

  • Selection: The ETRA Department Academic Research, Retention, and Professionalism Committee will choose the recipient(s). The committee's decision will be final. Successful candidates will be notified by e-mail.

Application deadline: October 1st and February 1st



 

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