Capella University Now Accepting Applications for ‘League for Innovation’ Doctoral Scholarship

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Scholarship from online university recognizes innovators in community colleges.

Capella University, in conjunction with the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international consortium serving community colleges, today announced that it is accepting applications for its fifth-annual League for Innovation doctoral scholarship.

The League scholarship is offered to faculty and staff at League member community colleges across the country. The scholarship recognizes exemplary contributions to innovation in the community college. The “full-ride” award, valued at $50,000, covers three years of tuition and fees for doctoral study in education, business and technology, human services, or psychology at Capella University, an accredited* online university based in Minneapolis that helped pioneer online education. In addition, three partial scholarships, each worth $12,000 toward tuition for a doctoral program at Capella, will be awarded.

The application deadline for this year’s scholarship is July 14, 2006. For more information or to apply, visit

Jaime Klein, an information technology network communication specialist and business instructor at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, was named the League for Innovation Scholar for 2005. “Winning the scholarship is a dream come true,” said Klein, who is pursuing her doctorate in organizational management through Capella University’s School of Business and Technology.

About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services and psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Science online degree program with 11 specializations in business and information technology. The online university currently serves more than 14,500 enrolled learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. Capella is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

About the League for Innovation

The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. The League hosts conferences and institutes, develops Web resources, conducts research, produces publications, provides services, and leads projects and initiatives with more than 800 member colleges, 100 corporate partners, and a host of other government and nonprofit agencies in a continuing effort to make a positive difference for students and communities. For more information about the League for Innovation, visit

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456,

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