2024 Ellucian Impact Award

The Ellucian Impact Award celebrates the higher education visionaries who are inspiring others to push the boundaries of technology and innovation. The annual award recognizes institutions that use technology to solve challenges, inspire change, operate more efficiently, and improve the student experience.

Nominate your Institution    2023 Award Winners

Impact Award

How It Works

Is your institution innovating to enhance the student experience? Transforming to be more flexible or scalable? Realizing the benefits of cloud technology? Leveraging data to better inform decision-making?

This is your chance to tell your story and be recognized for your institution’s impact. Ellucian customers must nominate themselves for award consideration. Internal and external panels will review nominations to select the winning institutions. Institutions must complete and submit the entry form no later than December 8, 2023, 5 p.m. ET.

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The Ellucian Impact Award is open to all current Ellucian customers. Institutions must complete and submit the entry form no later than December 8, 2023, 5 p.m. ET.

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The Ellucian Impact Award winners receive:

  • $25,000 USD institution award
  • Engraved trophy
  • Promotion through Ellucian's website, social media channels, and marketing campaigns

  Important Dates

  • October 2, 2023 — Nomination window opens
  • December 8, 2023, 5 p.m. ET — Deadline for submissions
  • January 2024 — Winners notified
  • April 2024 — Winners announced

Award Categories

Share inspirational stories of the student journey where higher education institutions use technology to attract, enroll, and retain right-fit students, as well as deliver high-value educational experiences.

Recognize higher education institutions that modernize processes to predict and meet changing learner needs and workforce demands — thus mitigating risk — by using cloud technology to improve institutional agility, adaptability, and efficiency.

Illuminate the best practices of higher education institutions leveraging technology to alleviate and reduce administrative burdens, retain and grow top talent, and enable staff and faculty to succeed with best-in-class tools and insights.

Spotlight institutional leadership who use technology and data-driven insights to drive ambitious initiatives, demonstrating skills and expertise to successfully manage change towards clear, common goals across multiple stakeholder groups.

Additional Information

An internal Ellucian committee will evaluate all submissions. Top entries will advance to a judging panel of previous Impact Award winners. The decisions of that committee are final. Committee 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, logo, and nomination information in any marketing materials, media, and other forms of publicity without further permission or compensation. Winners also agree to work with Ellucian to develop a video testimonial to feature their institution and Impact story prior to award acceptance at Ellucian Live 2024. Winners agree to provide b-roll footage to support video production. 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

2023 Impact Award Winners

Manhattanville College

Gwinnett Technical College

RUSH University

Instituto Profesional AIEP

Jacksonville State University


Compton College

2022 Impact Award Winners

Allan Hancock College

Atlanta Technical College

Colorado State University

Fordham University

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Southeast Community College

Troy University

Universidad de Monterrey

Contact Information

2024 Ellucian Impact Award

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