This scholarship was established to provide access and opportunities to online learning professionals who are part of communities that are traditionally underrepresented and excluded in our field. Preference will be given to nominees who have made significant contributions to the field focused on equity and inclusion.

Recipients will be recognized at the next conference with a commemorative plaque and will receive conference registration, three nights at the conference hotel, a $300 travel stipend, and recognition at both the OLC Awards and Equity & Inclusion event during the conference.

Nominations and Submissions

The Equity & Inclusion Scholarship is evaluated on the nominee’s leadership and contributions to the field of online learning with a focus on equity, inclusion, diversity and advocacy.

Materials required for submission:

  • The nominee’s CV
  • Three letters of support addressing the evaluation criteria

Timeline of Important Dates:
January 15, 2020: Submissions open
February 17, 2020: Nominations due by 11:59pm ET
February 28: Nominees notified of award decisions

Scholarship award will be presented at the OLC Accelerate 2020 with the change to OLC Innovate 2020 moving to virtual. Conference attendance is not required to accept the award. Unless specified in the award, conference expenses are not included. 


For additional information, please contact:

Lynette O’Keefe
Director, Research Center
Online Learning Consortium

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