Last year Motivis Learning awarded it’s first inaugural Aspiring Educator Scholarship of $10,000 to Kimberly Pfeifer, a first year doctoral candidate studying Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at Umass Amherst. Motivis is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for their 2018 Aspiring Educator Scholarship. Aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students, the scholarship is awarded based on the submission of an essay explaining how the student will make a difference through teaching. Qualified students can learn more about how to enter a submission here.


A 2015 analysis of student debt by U.S. News & World Report showed that those who received master’s degrees in education accounted for 17 percent of graduate students who are $50,000 or more in debt. “We know the heavy financial burden of pursuing their degrees can deter even the most inspired future teachers – but our goal at Motivis Learning is to keep them inspired, which is why we created our inaugural scholarship initiative for students pursuing a career in education,” said Motivis Learning CEO, Brian Peddle. “This is our way of giving back to the education community we care so much about, and showing that Motivis is invested not only in education technology, but in the people who are truly shaping the success of our future generations.”

For the 2018 edition of the scholaship, Motivis is once again asking future educators to explain how they will use their career to make a difference in the lives of their students.

Submission Requirements

  1. In no more than 800 words (but no fewer than 500), tell us how you plan to change the world through education. More specifically, will you promote student success in the classroom and beyond, through community engagement, emerging instructional practices, and/or educational technology?
  2. Submissions must be sent as a PDF or Word document, and emailed to
  3. Applicants must be 18 years or older, and enrolled in an accredited graduate or undergraduate education program in the U.S. or Canada. Please include an unofficial transcript as proof of enrollment with your submission
  4. The deadline for the 2017 scholarship is March 31, 2018. Motivis Learning will notify recipients by April 30, 2018
    For more information about this program, including judgment criteria, please refer to the Aspiring Educator Scholarship official rules.

About Motivis Learning

Motivis’ learning platform provides institutions the curricular flexibility, analytics, advising, student information, and social learning capabilities to engage students, improve retention, and personalize learning. In contrast to the prevalent learning management systems (LMS) in the market, Motivis is built around learning objectives rather than around courses, allowing academic programs and entire institutions the flexibility to experiment with a wider array of curricular and credentialing approaches. This student-centric architecture provides academic programs the forward-looking features and flexible architecture to operate multiple curricular models simultaneously, from course-based to competency-based, without maintaining multiple technology platforms. Motivis’ capabilities can meet their essential current needs within traditional course-based curricula — such as communications, document and content distribution, calendar, and gradebook — while evolving to implement best practices around learning outcomes, personalization, peer interaction, student success advising and intervention, experiential learning, and engagement across curricular and extracurricular experiences that better serve learners.

To learn more on how to complete an entry for Motivis’ scholarship, please proceed to the Aspiring Educator Scholarship page.