Do you wish to gain national recognition for your learning center? Would you like some
financial support with professional development? (Wouldn't we all?!)
My learning center at Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana) won the Frank L. Christ
Outstanding Learning Center Award for 4-Year Institutions in 2010, and the recognition
this garnered for our center at our institution and nation-wide was fantastic!
Check out the National College Learning Center's grants, scholarships and awards!
Deadlines are approaching, but there is still time to apply. The deadline for all grants,
awards, and scholarships is May 31, with the exception of the Karen Quinn NCLCA
Institute Scholarship, which is April 15.
Here's a brief rundown, but please check out our website for more info:
1. The Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award (Deadline May 31)
Each year, NCLCA will recognize two learning assistance centers for excellence: one two-
year college (Technical, Community, etc.) and one four-year college or university.
Awards will be announced and presented each year at the annual conference.
2. Innovative Use of Technology Award (Deadline May 31)
To recognize individuals, learning centers, or institutions that use innovative technology
solutions focused on the learning center to improve student learning, assist learners who
may learn differently, improve resource usage, increase student engagement, or enhance
3. NCLCA/LSCHE Website Excellence Award (Deadline May 31)
Sites will be judged by a panel that may include a student, faculty member, current or
former learning center administrators, past years' first-place award winners, LSCHE
editors, NCLCA officers, and a non-learning center web master.
4. Julia Visor Award (No deadline; see below)
All full-time or part-time graduate students who present at the NCLCA annual conferences
are eligible for this award. No application is necessary other than submitting the annual
conference proposal, indicating graduate student status on the cover sheet of the
proposal, and registering as a graduate student at the conference. Two $500 awards are
5. Brenda Pfaehler Professional Development Grant (Deadline May 31)
The purpose of the NCLCA Brenda Pfaehler Professional Grant is to foster the professional
growth of our members. It will be awarded to members of NCLCA to assist in research,
leadership, and/or curriculum innovation. Each year, NCLCA sets aside $1,000 to fund
one or more projects. The exact number of awards depends on the quality of the
6. Hunter Boylan Research Scholarship (Deadline May 31)
The Hunter Boylan Research Scholarship is awarded to recognize completed re