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Jacqueline I. Lougheed Master's Scholarship

Jacqueline Lougheed joined Oakland University in 1968 after spending the first 15 years of her career in the Detroit Public Schools as a teacher and principal. She was the third woman in OU’s history to receive a full professorship. Dr. Lougheed received OU’s Teaching Excellence Award in 1994 and the Phyllis Law Googasian Award in 1995 for her many contributions to the advancement of women in higher education. In 2000, the School of Education and Human Services and her department honored her with a special lecture for her outstanding accomplishments.

Dr. Lougheed’s dedication to education and teachers is evident throughout her career. She was instrumental in the development and evolution of the first master’s degree in the School of Education and Human Services. Between 1984 and 1999 Dr. Lougheed founded and directed OU’s Women in Leadership forum, assisting hundreds of women in their quest for leadership positions. From 1999 to 2001 she was the president of Alpha Delta Kappa, an organization representing more than 57,000 international women educators. Dr. Lougheed's commitment to the Master's program in Educational Leadership continues with the Jacqueline I. Lougheed Master's Scholarship.

Award Information

This non-renewable award is approximately $1,000 - $2,000 and may vary year to year. The award may be used for:

  • tuition and books at Oakland University, including professional development courses at the University
  • travel and related expenses for attending professional conferences related to educational leadership
  • expenses related to completion of a Master's action research project

Eligible candidates for this award are . . .

  • a Master's student enrolled in Educational Leadership
  • have completed at least 24 credit hours
  • have a GPA of 3.3 or above in the Program.
  • submit an essay and written recommendations from two Department faculty members and one immediate supervisor or school principal at your place of employment.

Lougheed Master's Award recipient Bethany Alfonsi

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If you would like to help the Lougheed Master's Scholarship grow, you can give online or contact the School of Education and Human Services development office at or (248) 370-4233.

Dr. Jacqueline I. Lougheed


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Application Deadline
October 10, 2014

Applicants are notified shortly after the committee selects a recipient(s).

For further information, contact:

Chair of the Organizational Leadership Department
480B Pawley Hall
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-3070

2014 Doria Barnes
2011 Bethany Alfonsi
Kelly Patterson
2009 Trisha Lewis
2008 Laura Sneary
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