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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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