Students with financial need who face difficulty accessing reliable technology can apply for assistance through Library & Information Technology's Technology for Students in Need program.
Qualifying applicants will receive access to virtual Windows "computers" that are technologically equivalent to the Windows PCs found in labs around campus. This virtual resource can be accessed from anywhere, at any time for the entire academic year.
If needed, Bucknell will also provide qualifying applicants with a Chromebook or similar basic computing device in order to access the virtual lab.
How the Program Might Help You
I Can't Afford a Computer
Problem: I don't have a computer, have financial need, and cannot afford to purchase a device for school.
Solution: L&IT will provide you with a Chromebook and access to the virtual lab.
My Device Is Underpowered
Problem: I need to use a specific application to complete an assignment, but my computer slows down or crashes when I launch the program.
Solution: L&IT will provide you access to the virtual lab so you can use the software you need.
My Device Is Lost or Broken
Problem: I dropped my laptop and it will no longer power on.
Solution: Bring your device to the Tech Desk in Bertrand Library to see if it can be repaired. The staff will speak to you about options for repairing your device, or other alternatives.
Applications will be reviewed and eligibility will be determined by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Financial Aid and the dean of students. Questions regarding the program may be directed to Steve O'Hara, associate vice president, information technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Todd Fogle, senior technology support specialist, at email@example.com.