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
  • Be employed or volunteer as a student consultant or student worker at an EDUCAUSE member institution
  • Be a graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented group or at-need 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

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.
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 Transformation 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
EDUCAUSE Teaching and Learning Symposium (online) June 12, 2024 May 12, 2024
New Managers Institute (online) June 17–August 9, 2024 April 17, 2024
New Managers Institute (online) August 12–October 4, 2024 June 12, 2024
Senior Directors Institute (online) August 26–November 8, 2024 July 26, 2024
Digital Learning Leaders Institute (online) September 9–November 22, 2024 August 9, 2024
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference (San Antonio, Texas) October 21–24, 2024 August 1, 2024 (Full Ride Scholarship August 21, 2024 (Conference Reg. Scholarship)

Need Event Selection Help?

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