About the Award

The Katie Vale Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a woman attending the NERCOMP Annual Conference who demonstrates a passion for the role of technology in higher education and embodies the characteristics of an emerging leader. Successful applicants from the past are supportive of their communities and strive to lead from where they are. The recipient will come from a NERCOMP member institution. The scholarship memorializes Katie Vale, who had a great passion for the role of technology and its ability to transform learning and the essential functions of the institution. It honors her commitment to mentorship and professional development of women in the technology-related fields of academics, information technology, and libraries.

The award recipient will receive the following:

  • Free registration for the in-person NERCOMP Annual Conference, including pre-conference seminars as well as lodging and travel expenses.
  • Recognition at the NERCOMP Annual Conference, highlighted on the NERCOMP website and featured in a NERCOMP press release.
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