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.  

The deadline for applications is October 19, 2021. 

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).


Scholarship Criteria:  

  • Applicants will be asked to submit their inspiring and aspirational story of how (if awarded) the scholarship money will help them achieve their educational goals. Submission content required will be video, photo, and/or written essay.   
  • Applicants will be required to become a registered member of LenovoEDU community to participate.   
  • 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.)   


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 directly by Community Managers from each country.   
  • Award winners will be announced publicly on LenovoEDU website as the location for official announcements and will be promoted in marketing channels including LenovoEDU,, and owned and operated email and social channels.  


Lenovo Privacy Policy 

LenovoEDU Scholarship OFFICIAL RULES.pdf

  • First, I would like to thank you Lenovo family for helping student like us. I do understand that student life is not an easy life. And I know there is a lot to come in our life. Student life has always taught me a lot lesson. There is always up and down in life which will always teach us somethings. But sometime life makes me think twice. I always ask myself does it only happened to me??  

    My real-life journey start when I move alone to United stated of America, with a lot of dreams. I still remember those days when I was 16-17-year-old I was planning to move to USA. I know I was small at that time but still to do something and make my parents happy I must have to take some decision in life which was big at that time. When I move from Nepal, I just finished my high school. I start working in a restaurant. I was from middle class family so I must have to take care of my parent in back home. After about three month I start remembering things what I dream when I was in Nepal. I always want to be a software engineer. So, I start looking for school. I still rember those days where tough. I have to work from 9am to 10 pm and it’s for 6 days. So, I don’t have time to think about school and other stuff. I plan to quite that job. So, in about 3-month I found out a school for me. But now I have to find a new job because I need a job flexible for my school. After that I start working in McDonald’s. I start my schooling with basic ESL (English as a Second Language) class. It takes me about 2-4 semester to finished my English class. Life was going ok at that time because ESL class were cheap. I was able to work and go to school. Now the really schooling start I though schooling in USA is cheap but nope it is not. I know the 1st school bill I get was 3000$ for 3 class. I saw my bank account I have only 2000$ and I plan to drop my class. Money was really need back in my house so they were expecting some money but unfortunately, I was not able to help them. After that day I know how hard I have to worked myself to just to get a degree in my life. I work about 120 to 140 a week. American life never been too easy for me. Paying half of the salary in rent and paying left money for school may be a student like me can understand my feelings. So far with in this 3 years period I finished my associated degree. And from this fall I will start my bachelor degree. I am not sure where my life will take me. I know I still have to work hard to get my degree and start getting better job. I wish my family was here with me so they can help me out with this kind of situation. Every single night before I sleep I have to think about what time I have to weak up so I can work little extra and get more money. If life give me a luck this time and if I get this money, I will pay some money toward my tuition. Or I will buy a new laptop as well. If someone see my laptop maybe they will laugh. It is a really old laptop, sometime it takes 1 hours to open and sometime it does not. I have call Lenovo supported about it as well they says I might need to get an new laptop. I will wait until it broke because I can’t afford it at the movement. If I get this money may be I will buy it depends on how much is my school feel this time. Once again thank you for helping student like us.  

  • Hi, my name is Pablo. I was born in Bolivia. First-generation to go to college. My father was a carpenter and my mother a housewife. I graduated as an Electric Engineer and then worked a lot to win a scholarship in Brazil to do a Master's degree. I'm currently pursuing a Ph.D. Degree at the University of Sao Paulo. In the meantime, after a lot of battles during the pandemic I`ve won a scholarship for an internship at the University of Texas at Austin as a visiting research scholar where I am currently writing this. The LENOVO scholarship will help with my costs here in Austin that has become an expensive city. My internship scholarship is from Brazil's government and is not enough for my expenses. 

    • I am Mayamiko Nyankalwa from Malawi-Africa but currently living in the United States of America for studies. I am a first-generation African and the first in my family to go to college. I am coming from economically disadvantage family of five children and being raised by single mother as a parent. Since my childhood I have always wanted to attain higher education. I believe that education is only way for me to move out of poverty strings. I have struggled to attain higher education. It is by grace of God that I got scholarship to study for my undergraduate degree before getting opportunity to study for my master’s degree of Law (LLM-Criminal Law) at university of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. I plan to use my LLM degree to address the current challenges in the law enforcement and criminal justice systems in Malawi with a view to improve its overall efficiency. In addition, my Law degree will enhance not only my skills and abilities to engage in legal matter in the criminal justice system but also substantially contribute towards the formulation and development of informed policies and strategies within government institutions. I am passionate about promoting justice, human rights and humanism. I will advocate for promotion of rule of law, equality, fairness and justice in the criminal justice system and government institutions. This can strengthen local institutions and promote peace, justice, democratic governance and sustainable development. 
    • Emerging a winner of this scholarship will be indeed a great achievement because it will help me achieve my career goals.  I am currently struggling financially and this scholarship will assist me to get relevant academic resources such as books and stationery. It will also help me to pay for accommodation and medical bills. This will help me to entirely focus on my education without any disturbances. Getting this scholarship will be a relief to me because I will not be engaged in part time jobs that exhaust my time for studies. 

  • This scholarship will help me achieve my educational goals by contributing some financial relief towards either my current undergraduate tuition or more likely towards me earning a certificate during a post-bac premed program. It's funny to see how money is "never meant to be a barrier of entry" for becoming a doctor, yet the looming thought over my mind, even while earning my undergraduate degree is "how will I pay for this certificate program?". Unfortunately, the government won't provide and financial relief for certificate programs, only towards degree programs; so this leaves me in a situation where my only options really are getting approved for loans or receiving scholarships.