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Financial assistance is available to help with professional development; recognizing a combination of past achievement, personal and institutional commitment, potential benefit, and financial need.
Jane N. Ryland Fellowship Program
The Jane N. Ryland Fellowship program was established to expand opportunities for information technology professionals to attend EDUCAUSE events, thus helping to build future leaders.
Awards are made on an annual basis, and preference is given to underserved individuals at financially challenged institutions. Allotted amounts will substantially or fully meet the costs of attending one EDUCAUSE educational event that aligns with the professional needs of the applicant and the strategic directions of his or her institution. Fellows select the event of their choice from among the eligible EDUCAUSE offerings. Grant monies are applied first to registration fees, then to transportation and housing costs.
Diane Balestri Memorial Scholarship
Women submitting grant applications to the Jane N. Ryland Fellowship Program will be considered for the Diane Balestri Memorial Scholarship.
The Balestri Scholarship exists to help women attend their first EDUCAUSE event and take a first step toward becoming a strong member of the wide higher education IT community. It was established by the past Seminars on Academic Computing Board of Directors to honor the memory of Diane P. Balestri, former Vice President for Computing and Information Services at Vassar College, who died in 2002.
Both the Ryland Fellowship and the Balestri Scholarship program awards are determined by the Fellowship Advisory Committee.