Digital Learning Innovation Award

Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is glad to announce its annual “Digital Learning Innovation Award” that showcase the exemplary use of digital courseware to improve student success. The award is designed to minority, first-generation and other underrepresented student groups. A primary focus of this award is to support the educational success among low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students. The award value is $100,000 for institutions and $10,000 for faculty-led teams, signifying the extraordinary level of advancement and impact of the adoption of digital courseware that is being recognized.

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world. OLC is a key factor in the transformation of the e-Education field.


This scholarship is available for

  • A student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. This means the student is the first in their family to attend a college/university.
  • An individual whose family’s taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.  This includes those with family income levels that qualify the student for Pell Grants or other need-based financial aid.
  • Individuals who are members of racial or ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented or disproportionately lower in number relative to their number in the general population including African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islanders.

How to Apply:

Applicants must firstly sign up themselves through the link:

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Institutional Award – $100,000 (up to three awarded);
    Faculty-led Team Award – $10,000 (up to 10 awarded).

Application Deadline: 

July 15, 2017, is the application Deadline for the application submission.

Link for More Information:


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