Financial assistance is available to help with professional development; recognizing a combination of past achievement, personal and institutional commitment, potential benefit, and financial need.

Are You Eligible for Financial Assistance?

If you meet and follow the criteria below, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance to participate in an EDUCAUSE conference or professional learning program. Also, although more than one candidate from the same institution may be considered in a single award year, priority will be placed on distributing scholarship opportunities broadly.

To be eligible for an EDUCAUSE Scholarship for higher education professionals, applicants must:

  • Currently be employed at an EDUCAUSE member institution and serve their institutions in any information technology-related area from central IT organizations, academic units, or administrative departments
  • Demonstrate financial need as a result of limited professional development funding/resources
  • Not have previously received an EDUCAUSE Scholarship in the last 24 months
  • Submit all application requirements by the stated deadline

See the Apply tab for specifics on application questions and information required. 

Please note: Funding priority will be given to individuals who have not previously received an EDUCAUSE scholarship. Individuals cannot receive more than one scholarship within two years.

To be eligible for an EDUCAUSE Scholarship for students, applicants must:

  • Be nominated by an institutional sponsor from an EDUCAUSE member institution who will write a letter of recommendation and provide a commitment of financial support for students incurring travel expenses to attend the conference
  • Be employed or volunteer as a student consultant or student worker at an EDUCAUSE member institution
  • Be a graduate or undergraduate students of color, or from another demographically underrepresented population,* working or volunteering in IT or tech-heavy roles at colleges and universities who are considering a higher education IT career.
  • Be considering a career as a higher education IT professional
  • Be able to meet all event policies
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Submit all application materials by the scholarship deadline

*Note, EDUCAUSE is committed to diversifying the pipeline of future higher education IT professionals and recognize that diversity can take many forms. While first priority will be given to students of color, students from any demographically underrepresented background (i.e., ethnicity, gendersexual orientation, etc), not just students of color, are also welcome to apply.

Eligible EDUCAUSE Events

During the application process, please identify which one of the following events you are interested in attending. If you are selected, your award will correspond to the registration fee for the event you've selected.

EDUCAUSE Scholarships for higher education professionals may be applied to the events below; EDUCAUSE Scholarships for students may only be applied to the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.
Managers Institute (online) June 12– August 25, 2023 May 12, 2023
New Managers Institute (online) June 19–August 11, 2023 April 19, 2023
New Managers Institute (online) August 14–October 6, 2023 June 14, 2023
Senior Directors Institute (online) August 28–November 10, 2023 July 28, 2023
Digital Learning Leaders (online) September 4–November 17, 2023 August 4, 2023
Executive Leaders Academy September 11, 2023–April 26, 2024 August 11, 2023
New Managers Institute (online) September 25–November 17, 2023 July 25, 2023
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference October 9–12, 2023 July 17, 2023 (To be Considered for the Full Ride Scholarship)

September 1, 2023 (Conference Registration Only)
New Managers Institute (online) January 15–March 8, 2024 November 15, 2023
Data Literacy Institute (online) January 22–March 13, 2024 December 22, 2023
Managers Institute (online) January 22–April 5, 2024 December 22, 2023
Senior Directors Institute (online) January 29–April 12, 2024 December 29, 2023
New Managers Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Institute (online) March 18–May 9, 2024 February 18, 2024
New Managers Institute (online) April 1–May 25, 2024 February 1, 2024
Digital Learning Leaders Institute (online) April 8–June 21, 2024 March 8, 2024
Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
May 1–May 3, 2024
April 1, 2024
Digital Learning Innovators Institute (online) May 6–June 28, 2024 April 6, 2024
Data Literacy Institute (online) June 3–July 31, 2024 May 3, 2024
Managers Institute (online) June 11–August 23, 2024 May 11, 2024
New Managers Institute (online) June 17–August 9, 2024 April 17, 2024

Need Event Selection Help?

If you need assistance determining which event best meets your professional development needs, please contact us: [email protected].