Today, educational technology is needed for student success. However, the digital divide is becoming larger, limiting some students. Through the “Empowerment Tools” program, students will be awarded with laptops. These empowering tools are meant to be used for note-taking, research, writing papers, engaging in email correspondence with professors and classmates, and other tasks that play a part in navigating higher education via technology. Accessibility to educational technology plays a part in student retention and graduation rates. This program is a step taken by the UIC Student Member of the Board of Trustees towards contributing to the academic success of students who demonstrate a financial need.
Students will be awarded Macbook Air laptops, which are meant to ease the strain of navigating higher education.
- UIC undergraduate student
- Demonstrates financial need
- Must be in good academic standing as defined by the applicant's college
- Good disciplinary with university
Application Deadline: February 19, 2018
Please see the Empowerment Tools application packet below.