UPCEA Announces Creation of Gregory Milton Memorial Scholarship

December 7, 2022

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2022 – UPCEA, the Washington, D.C.-based association for college and university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, is honored to announce the establishment of the Gregory Milton Memorial Scholarship. 

The memorial scholarship, created through a generous donation from Linda Rose, honors the life of her son, Gregory Milton, Ph.D. A longtime UPCEA member and volunteer leader, Dr. Milton served in several leadership roles within the association focused on program planning and implementation within professional, continuing, and online (PCO) enterprises. He also served in region specific roles, supporting UPCEA’s West region. More information on Dr. Milton’s contributions to the association and the field of PCO can be found here.

“We are both honored and deeply grateful for Ms. Rose’s generosity,” remarked Julie Uranis, Senior Vice President of Online and Strategic Initiatives at UPCEA. “Memorializing someone through a scholarship is a lovely way to continue their legacy. Dr. Milton’s support of UPCEA and advocacy for professional development lives on with this gift.”

Ms. Rose’s gift will support PCO practitioners in their professional development through UPCEA over the next 5 years. UPCEA members are able to apply for the scholarship now through early January. Scholarship recipients will be awarded one of the following:

  • Gregory Milton Scholarship for PCO Professional Certificate
  • Gregory Milton Scholarship for PCO Leader Certificate
  • Registration Fee Scholarship for UPCEA events (dependent on individual’s preferences, including Annual Conference, Summit for Online Leadership and Administration, or Marketing, Enrollment Management, and Student Success Conference, etc) 

UPCEA members can now apply for the scholarship, please complete the application in the Member Portal.  

If you would like to contribute to the Gregory Milton Scholarship, please fill out this form for more information


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