Your Own Device Award (YODA)

The Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program is excited to offer the Your Own Device Award (YODA) for the 2021-2022 academic year. This selective award will cover the cost of leasing a laptop with Windows Operating System from DoIT for a small, one-time fee to Wisconsin BBA students who apply and are selected as a recipient of this award. Availability of funds is limited, so not all applicants may be selected.

This award does not cover the leasing fee ($70 academic year / $150 academic year + ensuing summer).
This application will be available between May 1 – July 23, 2021.

There are many advantages to leasing a laptop through DoIT!
You will:
1.) Never be without your laptop – if your laptop breaks, DoIT will just swap it for a new one.
2.) Always have the most up-to-date software for your everyday use and for your BBA classes.
3.) Always have the right hardware – you get a new laptop with the latest laptop specs.
4.) Have access to V.I.P. Support.
5.) Have no additional fee for maintenance.

Completion of the FAFSA is strongly preferred!

Eligibility Criteria
Must be an admitted degree-seeking, undergraduate student in the Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program and have a demonstrated financial need.

Computer Specs
Please note: Assigned laptops may not meet all of these specifications:

Hardware Specs:
13" Macbook Pro (2017)
2.3GHz Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boot Up to 3.6GHz)
8GB of RAM
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Ports – 2 thunderbolt, 3 USB-C type, 1 headphone jack

Single-Boot Mac OS & Windows 10 (through Bootcamp)
Mac OS Partition (100GB Allocated, 70GB Free)
Office 365 (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote), Box Sync
Windows 10 Partition (150GB Allocated, 115GB Free)
Office 365 (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote), Box Sync

Wisconsin BBA Initiative
Supplemental Questions
  1. During the 2020-2021 academic year, did you receive this Award?
  2. What is your expected graduation year?
  3. If not awarded, how do you plan to access a device in order to be successful in your coursework?
  4. How would this laptop award positively impact your experience in the BBA Program?
  5. If you did not file the FAFSA, please describe any history of socioeconomic disadvantage you would like the reviewers to consider. Disadvantages may include things like parents' income or occupation, adverse life events, how you are paying for your undergraduate education,etc.