19th Annual Duthoy Scholarship Program

William Howard Taft University is excited to announce the 19th Annual Dr. Roger J. Duthoy Scholarship Program for our Doctor of Education (EdD), including three emphasis options: Leadership & Management, Technology & Leadership, and Charter School Administration.

This year we are offering four scholarships:

ONE full scholarship

ONE 75% scholarship

TWO 50% scholarships


All applications for the Dr. Roger J. Duthoy Scholarship Program must be received by May 15, 2019.


What Makes a Taft University EdD Exceptional?

  • You choose what source to use for your textbooks – find the best option for you.
  • Faculty have extensive experience in the field of education.
  • The program offers comprehensive and up-to-date curriculum.
  • Our courses are 100% online independent studystudy anywhere, at any time, on any device.
  • Work one-on-one with your professors.
  • You can take a break between courses – if you get busy at work, you can take a leave of absence.*

Standard tuition for our EdD programs is $420/month – with the average completion time of 36 months, that means total program tuition is around $15,120. With the Duthoy Scholarship, you could pay just a fraction of that cost – or nothing at all!

Our EdD programs are of particular interest to school administrators and individuals with public or private school teaching experience who are interested in advancing to higher levels of administration. Overall, our EdD programs will help you demonstrate high quality communication and writing skills, become more critical of the status quo, and be well prepared to initiate school and process improvement based on solid reasoning backed by valid research.**

What Are We Looking for From Applicants?

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of five years of teaching or education administration experience
  • Dedication to education

Required Application Documents for the Duthoy Scholarship:

  • Current resume or CV detailing your current and previous employment, outlining each employer’s location, length of employment, and accomplishments.
  • Copies of transcripts from your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Student copies are acceptable for your application – however, we do require official copies be sent to us upon your acceptance into the program.
  • A personal statement explaining why you seek to earn a Doctor of Education degree. In addition, please outline any community or charitable activities, provide personal and professional references, and list any additional information that you feel would assist us in evaluating your qualifications.
  • Two current letters of recommendation from professional or educational peers.
  • A $75 application fee is due when you submit your application. If you win a scholarship, you will be issued a refund for this fee.

When Will A Decision Be Made on My Application?

All applications must be submitted with all necessary documentation by May 15, 2019. The Dean of the Boyer School of Education will review all applications. Scholarship winners will be announced on or before May 31, 2019 and will be able to start as soon as June 1st.

If you do not win a Duthoy Scholarship, don’t worry! We also have the EdD Founders Grant that will give you a discount of 25% off your tuition. If you apply for the Duthoy Scholarship Program by the May 15th deadline and are not awarded one, we will offer you the EdD Founders Grant.


Contact Admissions with any questions or concerns about the application process.

Ask for Ni or Megan


877-894-TAFT (8238)


* Doctorate students make take a leave of absence for one or two months in between courses. Students may not take more than two months off every 12-month period. During that leave of absence, no tuition payments will be due. Student will also not have access to their courses during a leave of absence.

** The Doctor of Education degree program is designed to service a national market and does not purport to provide licensure or credential certification in any particular state and/or school district. Applicants interested in licensure, credential certification, and/or salary advancement are encouraged to contact the relevant licensing body(ies) and their respective human resources department before enrollment.