$296,182 in Technology Grants Awarded to Public and Private Higher Education Institutions
Campus Consortium Grant provides Student Engagement Mobile App, Artificial Intelligence Chatbot, Business Continuity Planning Audit, IT Security & Vulnerability Assessment, Single Sign-On and Smart Password Manager Solutions

Chicago, January 11, 2021: Campus Consortium, a global non-profit education association, announced today that it has awarded $296,182 in Technology Grants for Student Engagement Mobile App, Business Continuity Planning Audit, IT Security & Vulnerability Assessment, Single Sign-On and Smart Password Manager to Higher Education institutions. Awarded institutions include West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Virginia Wesleyan University, Baltimore City Community College, Roger Williams University and American International College. The Grant was designed in collaboration with and supported by Unifyed™ , BlackBeltHelp™ and OculusIT™.

“We aimed at having a solution that could help us with our student support and provide timely responses to student queries,” said Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Virginia Wesleyan University. “The Grant offered us the opportunity to have an AI solution that will help us provide our students with 24×7 support and relevant responses to their frequently asked questions. It will also open up our staff’s time to focus on handling issues that require more consultative assistance.”

“The Higher Ed sector was changing before the pandemic, now that change has accelerate dependency on technology. It’s not enough to have adequate technology, it must be robust and secure. That is what students are used to in today’s world ” said Karl Horvath, Ph.D., President of the Campus Consortium. “Our support programs and grants are designed to help schools move mission critical, premise-dependent services quickly and securely to a supported cloud-based environment. Campus Consortium provides affordable access to peer industry experts and our partnership agreements with higher ed tech vendors provide institutions with cost effective systems and services.

Apply for any or all the Grants below by January 27, 2021:
  • Virtual OneStop Student Services Support Grant up to $50,000
  • Automating Student/Staff Onboarding & Offboarding (Identity Management) Grant up to $200,000
  • COVID-19 Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Grant up to $50,000
  • COVID-19 Business Continuity Planning Audit Grant up to $20,000
  • Smart Password Manager Grant up to $50,000
  • SOC-as-a-Service Grant up to $50,000
  • Student Engagement Mobile App Grant up to $100,000
  • Student Recruiting & Admissions CRM Grant up to $150,000

To learn more about Campus Consortium and apply for open Campus Consortium Technology Grants, please visit campusconsortium.org/grant-programs

About West Virginia University at Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is a public college in Parkersburg. The institution provides accessible, life-changing educational opportunities in a safe and supportive environment. WVU Parkersburg is the region’s premier college recognized for quality education, commitment to student empowerment, workforce collaboration and community involvement.

For more information, please visit https://www.wvup.edu/

About the Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University is a private university in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The university is nonsectarian but historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church. It enrolls approximately 1,600 students annually in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs, approximately 400 students at LUJ/VWU Global (Japan), and approximately 3,000 non-credit learners in VWU Global Campus. Virginia Wesleyan transitioned from a college to a university in 2017.

For more information, please visit https://www.vwu.edu/

About Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore City Community College is a public community college in Baltimore, Maryland. BCCC is a State-sponsored, comprehensive, degree-granting community college with five learning sites in Baltimore City. They offer 37 associate degree programs and 17 certifications in high-demand fields, affordable tuition and flexible classes scheduled to meet students’ needs.

For more information, please visit https://www.bccc.edu/

About Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University is a private university in Bristol, Rhode Island. RWU is dedicated to engaged, hands-on learning and teaching that helps strengthen society. Every student is provided the opportunity to participate in a real-world learning experience that helps a community partner locally or globally. School of Law students offer pro bono legal services, with many completing more than 100 hours of service before graduation. Every RWU student makes an impact on our society – from working in the Rhode Island community to participating in a study-abroad program overseas.

For more information, please visit https://www.rwu.edu/

About American International College

American International College is a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Massachusetts.  The mission of AIC is to prepare students for personal fulfillment, professional achievement and civic engagement through educational experiences that transform lives. Academic programs founded on the knowledge, skills, and values of the liberal arts engage students in theory and emphasize applied learning, while preparing them for the challenges and opportunities presented in the global environment.
For more information, please visit https://www.aic.edu/

About Campus Consortium

Founded in 2003, the Campus Consortium is a leading non-profit education association with thousands of higher education institutions and K-12 school district members. Campus Consortium’s mission is to help members reduce the time, cost, and effort associated with implementing enterprise IT services by leveraging shared IT services, lessons learned, and best practices so that each member can avoid reinventing the wheel when adopting new education technologies. To know more about the Consortium, please visit CampusConsortium.org or write to us at info@campusconsortium.org.