Alumni & Giving

Accelerator Program

Address your company’s strategic needs by investing through Accelerator.

About Accelerator

The School of Informatics and Computing’s Accelerator Corporate Giving Program is a relationship-enhancing investment opportunity that accelerates a company’s ability to address their specific, strategic needs. Scholarship dollars generated from Accelerator help to recruit, retain, support, and graduate future tech industry leaders.

Participating companies receive enhanced: Visibility, Access, Recruiting Opportunities

Gift Levels and Advantages

Preferred ($5,000)

Gifts support the general Accelerator scholarship fund.

  • Participation on the Accelerator Council, an exclusive corporate leadership council
  • Invitation to private fall career fair reception with high-achieving students
  • Special designation at SoIC career fairs
  • Recognition in the School's marketing and visual displays including career fair publications and hiring statistics handout
  • Early invitation to participate in classroom employer panels
  • Personal contact with select faculty members
  • Insider analysis of student populations
  • Contact with scholarship recipients

Premier ($10,000)

Gifts support company-named scholarship.

All of the advantages of Preferred, plus:

  • Opportunity to define guidelines for scholarship distribution
  • One targeted company email per semester to students sent through SoIC Caeer Services (copy provided by company)
  • Invitation to premier spring career fair dinner with high-achieving students
  • Personal contact with Associate Dean for Undergraduate or Graduate Studies

Elite ($25,000+)

Gifts support a variety of lasting engagment opportunities

Development staff will assist your company strategically and tactically to ensure your gift enriches business goals. Elite donors receive all of the aforementioned advantages. High-impact gifts (one-time or multi-year pledges) can:

  • Name spaces
  • Name and endow scholarships
  • Fund research
  • Name and endow faculty positions

Maximize Your Investment

“Accelerator provides companies a platform for advancing their relationship with the School. Our investments in the School have immensely benefited Cerner due to the high-level corporate presence at IU as well as the recruitment of stunningly talented students that have become highly accredited associates at Cerner.”

Neal Schwartz, VP, CernerWork