Ellucian Impact Award

The Ellucian Impact Award celebrates the higher education visionaries who are inspiring others to push the boundaries of technology and innovation. Nominees should demonstrate how digital solutions enabled them to overcome challenges, inspire change, operate more efficiently, and enhance the student and constituent experience.

Ellucian Impact Award

How it works

Is your institution innovating to enhance the student and constituent experience? Has your institution made efforts to creatively improve student well-being? Has your campus undergone digital transformation or used data to better inform decision-making?

This is your chance to tell your story and be recognized for your institution’s impact.

Ellucian customers may nominate themselves or be nominated by others inspired by their work.

Internal and external panels will review nominations to select the award winners. Award recipients will be publicly announced and showcased at Ellucian Live 2022.

The Ellucian Impact Award is open to all current Ellucian customers. Institutions must complete and submit the entry form no later than January 14, 2022, 5 p.m. ET.


The Ellucian Impact Award winners receive:

$25,000 USD institution grant

Engraved trophy

Promotion through Ellucian's website, social media channels, and marketing campaigns

Important dates

November 18, 2021 — Nomination window opens

January 14, 2022, 5 p.m. ET — Deadline for submissions

March 2022 — Winners notified

April 2022 — Winners announced

Award Categories

Recognize institutions using technology to support a diverse campus community and improve other aspects of the student experience such as recruitment, retention, and/or employment.

Recognize institutions using cloud technology to support a reimagined higher education experience.

Recognize institutions using digital technology to improve process efficiency and drive business value.

Recognize school leaders who led ambitious technology initiatives, successfully managing change across multiple stakeholder groups towards clear, common goals.


The Ellucian Impact Award is open to all current Ellucian customers. Institutions must complete and submit the entry form no later than January 14, 2022, 5 p.m. ET. All eligible institutions are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

An internal Ellucian committee will evaluate all submissions. Top entries will advance to a panel of Ellucian Customer Council members representing select Ellucian customers. The decisions of that committee are final. Customer Council members representing any nominated institution will not participate in the evaluation of award submissions.

All winners agree, as a condition of their receipt of the award, to allow Ellucian to use their image, name, and nomination information in any marketing materials, media, and other forms of publicity, without further permission or compensation. Participant(s) affirm that they have the right to use all materials and personal information included in their submission packets.

It is incumbent upon the institution or individual to confirm there is no prohibition imposed on the institution or individual, either by statute or institutional policy or practice, that would preclude the institution or individual from accepting the award.

All participants agree to be bound by these terms and by the decisions of Ellucian, including, but not limited to, decisions regarding eligibility and award recipients, which are final and binding in all respects. Ellucian reserves the right to revise, suspend, or cancel this award program in its sole discretion.

Ellucian will maintain the privacy of any personal information provided with your application as described in its Privacy Statement. Ellucian may use the personal information you provide to send you communications about the award process and related promotional activities. Ellucian will maintain the personal information you provide for up to three years unless a longer period is required for legal or regulatory requirements.

Previous Award Winners

2021 Impact Award Winners

University of Southampton

Community College of Baltimore County

Ajman University

University of Hartford

University of the West Indies

New Jersey Institute of Technology

2020 Impact Award Winners

Alamo Colleges District

Bryant University

Northeast Mississippi Community College

University of The Bahamas

University of Greenwich

Western Governors University

Contact Information

2022 Ellucian Impact Award

Questions about the Impact Awards? Contact us at [email protected]