20th Annual Duthoy Scholarship Program

20th Annual Duthoy Scholarship Program

Do You Consider Yourself a Leader in Education?

We’re Granting Three EdD Scholarships to Top Educators!


One Full Scholarship | One 75% Scholarship | One 50% Scholarship


William Howard Taft University is excited to announce the 20th Annual Dr. Roger J. Duthoy Scholarship Program for our Doctor of Education (EdD), including three concentrations: Leadership & Management, Technology & Leadership, and Charter School Administration. Our normal tuition is $420/month. Considering the average completion time of 36 months, you could save around $15,120 with our full scholarship!


Taft University Has Been a Leader in Distance Education for Decades

  • Courses are 100% online independent study – study anywhere, at any time, on any device.
  • All of our faculty are experienced & terminally credentialed industry professionals who implement real life experience in the courses.
  • You can take up to two months off per year if you need a break between courses.*
  • You can defer existing federal student loans for the duration of your program.
  • We have no residency requirements – study from anywhere and pay the same tuition price no matter where you live.
  • Choose between either a traditional Dissertation or Applied Doctoral Project (ADP) to complete your program.


Submit your application by April 30, 2020 to be considered!

Winners will be announced on or before May 15, 2020.


Our Doctor of Education programs are structured to develop skills and knowledge to help school administrators and individuals with public or private school teaching experience advance to higher levels of administration. Our EdD students will learn essential communication and writing skills, become more critical of the status quo, and be 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 and improving teaching methods, leadership, and/or educational programs

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.

Notification of Winners

All must be submitted with all necessary documentation by April 30, 2020. The Dean of the Boyer School of Education will review all applications. Scholarship winners will be announced on or before May 15, 2020 and will be able to start on or before August 1, 2020.***

We also have the EdD Leadership Grant that will give you a discount of 25% off your tuition starting with the April 1st start date. If you apply for the Duthoy Scholarship Program by the May 15th deadline and are not awarded one, we will offer you the EdD Leadership Grant.***


Contact Admissions with any questions or concerns about the application process.
Ask for Ni or Megan
303.867.1155 | Admissions@Taft.edu


Taft University is DEAC Accredited. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the US Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.

*Doctorate students may 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 in our program.

***Applicants who are accepted and choose to enroll on either April 1, 2020 or May 1, 2020 must begin their studies paying their own fees and tuition. If a student chooses to start before the scholarship winners are announced and is selected for any of the scholarships, they will receive reimbursement for all fees and tuition previously paid. Scholarship winners must start on or before August 1, 2020.