Walden University Announces New Scholarship Program to Advance Higher Education
As the focus on the importance of the nation’s community colleges grows, Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership continues its commitment to the advancement of community colleges and four-year universities by announcing four scholarships, including one named in honor of Dr. Terry O’Banion, president emeritus of the League for Innovation in the Community College and Walden’s senior advisor for higher education programs. Walden developed the first online Ph.D. program with a specialization in Community College Leadership that was created by a coalition of national community college leaders, spearheaded by Dr. O’Banion.
The new scholarships were announced Monday, February 28, 2011, in San Diego at Innovations 2011, the 14th annual conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
- Terry O’Banion Leadership Scholarship: One $25,000 scholarship awarded annually to a higher education professional preparing his or her students to be successful, contributing members of the 21st -century workforce
- League for Innovation in the Community College Scholarship: One $10,000 scholarship awarded annually to a recipient employed by a community college that is a member of the League and who is making an impact in community college education
- Higher Education Excellence Scholarship: Three $5,000 scholarships awarded annually to higher education professionals who have created initiatives that have improved student success
- League for Innovation in the Community College—Future Educators Scholarship: Three $3,000 scholarships awarded annually to future education leaders who have a desire to further their education and impact their community
“I am honored to be associated with such an important scholarship that will nurture and prepare the next generation of leaders to foster success in our community colleges nationwide. The innovations they will undoubtedly create will help to make the opportunity for higher education for everyone a reality in the future,” Dr. O’Banion said.
“We thank Walden University, a Sustaining Partner of the League for Innovation for the past six years, for providing these scholarships for leadership development for our members and others,” said Gerardo E. de los Santos, League president and CEO. “The benefits will be seen in community colleges across the country for many years to come.”
The Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University helps ensure the continued success of community colleges by offering the Ph.D. in Education program with specializations in Adult Education Leadership, Community College Leadership, Higher Education, Leadership, Policy, and Change, and Learning, Instruction, and Innovation; the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program with specializations in Higher Education and Adult Learning and Higher Education Leadership; the M.S. in Higher Education program with specializations in College Teaching and Learning, Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing, <