Indiana Tech launches a Ph.D. scholarship for first responders

Indiana Tech has established a new Ph.D. scholarship for first responders nationwide. The new scholarship helps first responders earn their Ph.D. in an even more affordable manner, reducing tuition costs for eligible students by 20 percent. Firefighters, law enforcement professionals and EMTs who meet the program’s entry requirements are eligible to receive the scholarship.

Indiana Tech’s Ph.D. in Global Leadership program offers a specialization in organizational management, making it an ideal choice for first responders who seek to expand their knowledge and advance their careers. Established in 2009, the Indiana Tech Ph.D. program has grown to include nearly 200 students worldwide, who value the program for its innovative leadership education and convenient online delivery.

Steve Herendeen, Indiana Tech’s vice president for enrollment management, notes “Indiana Tech has long partnered with community organizations to serve students. We’re proud to introduce this new initiative to support hardworking and dedicated first responders, nationwide. By helping them advance their own education, our Ph.D. in Global Leadership scholarship program is a win-win—first responders benefit by earning their doctoral degrees, and communities benefit by developing even more effective leaders.”

To learn more about the Indiana Tech Ph.D. scholarship and the Indiana Tech Ph.D. in Global Leadership program, contact Kristin Conley, MSL, director of Ph.D. admissions, at 260.422.5561, ext. 3417, or More information is also available at