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Tell us your inspiring story, win support for your education goals  

The LenovoEDU Scholarship is a new initiative to support students with a cash assistance award toward their educational expenses. Tell us your inspiring story, in a video, photo, and/or written essay, of how the scholarship, if awarded, will help you achieve your education goals. Applications will be judged on creativity and quality of presentation. 

 The scholarship is open to rising high school seniors, 2-year, 4-year, and graduate college students, and vocational/trade school students.  

Award amount is $1,500 USD 

 

How to Apply

  • Submit an essay, video, or photo response in the comments below for the question: "How would this scholarship help you achieve your education goals?"
  • Below your response, include a link to at least one relevant social media post that you shared to promote your entry (you may edit comments after posting).
  • Submission Deadline: April 29, 2022

  

Scholarship Criteria:  

  • Applicants will be required to become registered members of the LenovoEDU community to submit their inspiring and aspirational story of how (if awarded) the scholarship money will help them achieve their education goals. 
  • Applicants will also be asked to self-promote their submission on their social media sites and that activity will be awarded with favorable consideration in judging their submission.   
  • Applicants may be asked to provide proof that they are a student to LenovoEDU Community Managers .(e.g. copy of student ID, registration, etc.)   
  • Submission content required will be video, photo, and/or written essay

 

Judging and Award Selections  

  • Judging will take place via a defined rubric which will quantify how to evaluate submissions along the dimensions of: quality of inspirational storytelling, creativity in presentation, demonstration of need, level of effort made in crafting their submission, and engagement activity to self-promote their submission.   
  • Scholarship award winners will be contacted directly and payment will be made by Community Managers in each country.
  • Award winners will be announced publicly on the LenovoEDU website as the location for official announcements, will be interviewed by Community Managers for a feature on the community website, and will be promoted in marketing channels including LenovoEDU, Lenovo.com. and owned and operated email and social channels.  

 

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  • Hello my name is Tonatiu Cristobal, I was born and raised in Mexico. When I was 9 years old I moved to the United States and was able to adapt to a new culture and learn a new language as well at such a young age. Becoming an occupational therapist and majoring in psychology is a plan I strive for within 20 years from now. I participated in advanced classes since middle school and high school years obtaining 30 hours of college dual credit.  

    Becoming an occupational therapist and majoring in psychology is a plan I strive for within 20 years from now. I have obtained the chance of becoming a leader throughout high school and sports. Being a leader has taught me the importance of setting an example to others. A good team or group cannot perform well without someone in control and responsible enough to guide them towards success. However in order to become a leader a huge responsibility is involved because you have to motivate your group and be an image they can look up to at all times to improve. For example, when I was captain for my high school soccer team I had an important leadership role on and off the field with my teammates all the time. I was in charge of making sure everyone would pass their classes and give their best performance during game time. 

    This was very challenging at first, but thanks to my discipline and goals I was able to dominate this role. It was a very fun and unforgettable experience that I’ll love to experience again. Thanks to this experience I want to become a leader for families and people who struggle with mental disorders such as autism to allow them to be closer to their families and form a better family bond. I live in a household with my brother who has autism, and growing up with him has been challenging to him and us as a family where we have struggled to get closer to him. However this condition has not stopped me or my family from being the family we want to be. We have obtained a lot of help from therapists that have teached us better ways to connect with him. This has motivated me to become someone to look up to when it comes to topics like autism. In order for me to be this type of leader I plan on spending time with kids who have autism and families teaching them how their behaviors work and different exercises they need to know to become closer.

    I plan on taking this journey after I graduate and obtain my masters degree in psychology. Helping others has always pushed me to be a better person everyday in order to be seen as a leader or someone to follow. I plan on obtaining a degree in psychology during college. This would allow me to become an occupational therapist. I want to be able to teach and get closer to kids with mental disorders like autism

  • Hello my name is Tonatiu Cristobal, I was born and raised in Mexico. When I was 9 years old I moved to the United States and was able to adapt to a new culture and learn a new language as well at such a young age. Becoming an occupational therapist and majoring in psychology is a plan I strive for within 20 years from now. I participated in advanced classes since middle school and high school years obtaining 30 hours of college dual credit.  

    Becoming an occupational therapist and majoring in psychology is a plan I strive for within 20 years from now. I have obtained the chance of becoming a leader throughout high school and sports. Being a leader has taught me the importance of setting an example to others. A good team or group cannot perform well without someone in control and responsible enough to guide them towards success. However in order to become a leader a huge responsibility is involved because you have to motivate your group and be an image they can look up to at all times to improve. For example, when I was captain for my high school soccer team I had an important leadership role on and off the field with my teammates all the time. I was in charge of making sure everyone would pass their classes and give their best performance during game time. 

    This was very challenging at first, but thanks to my discipline and goals I was able to dominate this role. It was a very fun and unforgettable experience that I’ll love to experience again. Thanks to this experience I want to become a leader for families and people who struggle with mental disorders such as autism to allow them to be closer to their families and form a better family bond. I live in a household with my brother who has autism, and growing up with him has been challenging to him and us as a family where we have struggled to get closer to him. However this condition has not stopped me or my family from being the family we want to be. We have obtained a lot of help from therapists that have teached us better ways to connect with him. This has motivated me to become someone to look up to when it comes to topics like autism. In order for me to be this type of leader I plan on spending time with kids who have autism and families teaching them how their behaviors work and different exercises they need to know to become closer. I plan on taking this journey after I graduate and obtain my masters degree in psychology.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Helping others has always pushed me to be a better person everyday in order to be seen as a leader or someone to follow. I plan on obtaining a degree in psychology during college. This would allow me to become an occupational therapist. I want to be able to teach and get closer to kids with mental disorders like autism 

  • Hello my name is Tonatiu Cristobal, I was born and raised in Mexico. I moved into the United states at the age of 9 years old and I was able to adapt to a new culture and language at a very young age. I attend John Horn High school in Mesquite TX. I took advance classes throughout my whole Middle School and High School years obtaining 30 hours of college dual credit as well. Becoming an occupational therapist and majoring in psychology is a plan I strive for within 20 years from now. I have obtained the chance of becoming a leader throughout high school and sports. Being a leader has taught me the importance of setting an example to others. A good team or group cannot perform well without someone in control and responsible enough to guide them towards success. However in order to become a leader a huge responsibility is involved because you have to motivate your group and be an image they can look up to at all times to improve. For example, when I was captain for my high school soccer team I had an important leadership role on and off the field with my teammates all the time. I was in charge of making sure everyone would pass their classes and give their best performance during game time. This was very challenging at first, but thanks to my discipline and goals I was able to dominate this role. It was a very fun and unforgettable experience that I’ll love to experience again. Thanks to this experience I want to become a leader for families and people who struggle with mental disorders such as autism to allow them to be closer to their families and form a better family bond. I live in a household with my brother who has autism, and growing up with him has been challenging to him and us as a family where we have struggled to get closer to him. However this condition has not stopped me or my family from being the family we want to be. We have obtained a lot of help from therapists that have teached us better ways to connect with him. This has motivated me to become someone to look up to when it comes to topics like autism. In order for me to be this type of leader I plan on spending time with kids who have autism and families teaching them how their behaviors work and different exercises they need to know to become closer. I plan on taking this journey after I graduate and obtain my masters degree in psychology. Helping others has always pushed me to be a better person everyday in order to be seen as a leader or someone to follow. 

  • My name is Denzel Hernandez and I will be attending Keiser University online. Upon my HS graduation, I was the typical teenager; fed up with school (homework assignments, hot classrooms, bus transportation and overall done with tests). I thought my best bet was to join the workforce and help my parents with the most I could. I started at a retail company as a Part-Time worker with FT hours (40 hours with no benefits). I applied and worked as a cashier, but the last 2 months I worked 4 different positions without the proper training. I became the "yes" employee that my managers can proudly count for without any FT benefits or appreciation. Soon I realized, a college education is necessary in life no matter what position you may have (such as accounting, management, communication, etc.). After giving this company close to a year of hard dedicated work, I finally came to the conclusion that a College Degree is not only desired, but it is crucially needed to enter the Career workforce (and not just the typical workforce). There is a difference between having a job and having a Career. And I, learned this the hard way! 

    I am seeking a degree in Accounting with an interest in Management.  A good counselor once told me, in order to have your own business, you must start with the finances! And what better way to start than to major in Accounting!  I recently began a passion with finances when my dad, for the 100th time, talked to me about investing.  For a while, he tried to get my attention and focus in investing.  One day, while we were both off from work, he explained to me in detail the importance of the following: 401K, budget and debt.  We built different scenarios with my current paycheck: can I support myself? Can I support myself with a significant other and a child? Can I afford a "rainy day" (i.e. car problems)? if I continue this path (retail PT work) what would my retirement look like?  After building this scenarios, I came to the conclusion that I would have to work past my retirement age; that while it may be possible to support myself (in an extreme paycheck-to-paycheck situation), I would not be able to support a significant other, let alone a child.  The next thing we tackled were credit cards... Oh how lovely they are to charge, charge away!  We spoke about interest fees and collection agencies; furthermore, we spoke about the importance of a good credit score and how the smallest thing can affect it (forgot to pay a bill, apply for several credit lines, have more debt than income, etc.).  Lastly, we discussed budgets.  Although not the most satisfying subject since I'm an 18 year old with an admiration of cars, having and maintaining a budget is crucial to not overspend and save for such "rainy days".

    I have shared the knowledge with my cousins and co-workers with the hopes that they too can be informed.  Many of my peers live in a low-income household, with parents working several jobs just to get by; most do not know what nor offered a 401K plan.  It is my hope to educate others with the knowledge I have received and will also learn from my Accounting degree.  In the words of Lily Hardy Hammond "pay it forward".

     

    Thank you for your consideration.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Denzel Hector Hernandez

  • My name is Denzel and I will be attending Keiser University online. Upon my HS graduation, I was the typical teenager; fed up with school (homework assignments, hot classrooms, bus transportation and overall done with tests). I thought my best bet was to join the workforce and help my parents with the most I could. I started at a retail company as a Part-Time worker with FT hours (40 hours with no benefits). I applied and worked as a cashier, but the last 2 months I worked 4 different positions without the proper training. I became the "yes" employee that my managers can proudly count for without any FT benefits or appreciation. Soon I realized, a college education is necessary in life no matter what position you may have (such as accounting, management, communication, etc.). After giving this company close to a year of hard dedicated work, I finally came to the conclusion that a College Degree is not only desired, but it is crucially needed to enter the Career workforce (and not just the typical workforce). There is a difference between having a job and having a Career. And I, learned this the hard way! 

    I am seeking a degree in Accounting with an interest in Management.  A good counselor once told me, in order to have your own business, you must start with the finances! And what better way to start than to major in Accounting!  I recently began a passion with finances when my dad, for the 100th time, talked to me about investing.  For a while, he tried to get my attention and focus in investing.  One day, while we were both off from work, he explained to me in detail the importance of the following: 401K, budget and debt.  We built different scenarios with my current paycheck: can I support myself? Can I support myself with a significant other and a child? Can I afford a "rainy day" (i.e. car problems)? if I continue this path (retail PT work) what would my retirement look like?  After building this scenarios, I came to the conclusion that I would have to work past my retirement age; that while it may be possible to support myself (in an extreme paycheck-to-paycheck situation), I would not be able to support a significant other, let alone a child.  The next thing we tackled were credit cards... Oh how lovely they are to charge, charge away!  We spoke about interest fees and collection agencies; furthermore, we spoke about the importance of a good credit score and how the smallest thing can affect it (forgot to pay a bill, apply for several credit lines, have more debt than income, etc.).  Lastly, we discussed budgets.  Although not the most satisfying subject since I'm an 18 year old with an admiration of cars, having and maintaining a budget is crucial to not overspend and save for such "rainy days".

    I have shared the knowledge with my cousins and co-workers with the hopes that they too can be informed.  Many of my peers live in a low-income household, with parents working several jobs just to get by; most do not know what nor offered a 401K plan.  It is my hope to educate others with the knowledge I have received and will also learn from my Accounting degree.  In the words of Lily Hardy Hammond "pay it forward".

     

    Thank you for your consideration.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Denzel

  • Hello! My name is Xochilt. I am a college sophomore who just transferred to CSU Sacramento in the Spring of 2022. As a current college student, I have one major goal of becoming a teacher. After the pandemic started, students have stopped motivating themselves to succeed. I want to help those students find a spark in themselves that they once had before the pandemic. I went to a school in Stockton, California, where teachers taught their students to the point of see graduation and lacked educating them of life after high school. I want to be able to support and prepare these students in an educational and maturing aspects. I had the great honor of having teachers that helped me and stood by my side in discovering my future. I speak with my former teachers and ask them how their students are doing. Not only has the students lost their motivation, but also the teachers. More and more teachers are quitting and retiring every year, because teaching is not what it used to be. There are a lack of new teachers that are encouraging and wanting the best for their students. Schools lack being that care about the students and their future. One day, I want to be able to help more students discover what they want for themselves and their future. Receiving this scholarship will help me finance an education that not only benefits myself, but also students of future generations. I want to be able to go back to my hometown and make a difference in future generations that past generations were never able to have. 

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  • Greetings everyone! My name is Katheryn.

    I am pursuing studies at Capella to take a national exam to become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, which will enable me to take an active leadership role in advocating for individuals with disabilities. I currently work as a teacher at a private school for children with autism. My time in a school setting has allowed me to build my intervention skillset and brainstorm various developmental activities. However, as a teacher I am unable to conduct assessments or maintain active correspondence with children’s caregivers. By beginning my studies, I have already been able to gain access to a portion of these responsibilities that were previously unavailable to me. I am now being supervised in my delivery of services as well as forming closer relationships with children’s families. By becoming a school BCBA, I will not only be able to create programming for disabled individuals, but also oversee its delivery.

    In addition, I currently work part-time at a local bakery. While I am passionate about working at school and helping my children succeed, I sometimes forget that the terminology used in our field is unusually difficult to understand. My time in a customer service role reminds me to bring humility and humanity to my professional presence. I intentionally interact with children, neurotypical and neurodiverse alike, with the goal of maximizing the impact I can have within a very short time. This works keeps me grounded and gives me perspective that every child lives and interacts within a larger community. I am able to see resources, or lack thereof, that may be most relevant to my particular patrons. In this context, I am challenged to apply my further study into the fundamentals of psychology and behavior analysis to a fast-paced context where I definitely have incomplete information about my patrons. This role has helped me build confidence in taking action in the face of uncertainty. As I learn more about forming relationships with families and caregivers, I am confident I will be able to further refine this skillset and learn the deeper philosophy behind techniques I am developing and utilizing.

    Finally, I myself am a disabled veteran. Though the field of applied behavior analysis tends to be associated with autism, the overarching goal is to improve socially significant behaviors. My particular disability does impact my ability to socialize, and I have spoken to several veterans who have also had this experience. The principles of ABA are not just for neurodiverse individuals. Though right now I am able to serve as an informal resource for veterans, since I am not licensed I am unable to offer professional services or write referrals to other resources. Becoming a BCBA will enable me to take an even more active role in a community that is very close to me. It will certainly be very rewarding to not only know where a person should go for advocacy, but be able to take an active role as they work to live the best life they can.