Rentacomputer Cares $2,000 Scholarship - 2018
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Our Rentacomputer Cares Scholarship features a scholarship totalling $2,000 that is awarded to students who create an interesting VIDEO ESSAY. Applicants must be currently enrolled or planning to attend an accredited university within the next 12 months (we will require enrollment verification before any money is awarded), and must be working towards a degree. Submit an application before May 31th. Finalists will be contacted shortly after they are chosen and recipients will be announced upon confirmation of enrollment. Due to the large number of entries, it can take some time to determine a winner. We will not be contacting anyone but the winner of the scholarship, however, the winner will be announced on our social media accounts and our winners and finalists page.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, fill out the form below and submit a video essay describing your goals and dreams. The video essay can be about anything and everything that you are passionate about. It can be as simple or as complex as you like. The criteria for your video submission are as follows:
- The video must be no longer than 2 minutes
- You must upload the video to YouTube and provide the URL in your application
- You must create a title for your submission
- The YouTube video must be titled as "[Your Submission Title] - Rentacomputer.com Scholarship [Year]". For example, "To The Moon - Rentacomputer.com Scholarship 2018"
- The very first thing you say in your submission video is "My name is [Full Name] and this is my Rentacomputer.com [Year] Scholarship entry..."
- The description in your YouTube video must be:
All applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be currently attending college, or planning to attend college in the next 12 months
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- If currently enrolled in college, must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Must be working towards a degree at an accredited university
Judging will be done by the Rentacomputer.com Scholarship Review Board and will focus on applicants' abilities to describe their dreams and goals; specifically, the Review Board will be looking for applicants who are able to follow direction. Applicants should not worry about the production value or their ability to act on camera. The videos will be judged based on the overall message, originality and presentation. In the event that several finalists are chosen those applicants may be asked additional questions to determine a final recipient.
Any application not containing the required information, video essay YouTube URL or do not meet the length restrictions will be rejected and applicants will be unable to reapply until the following scholarship year. Scholarships are granted in $500 allocations for a period of up to 4 years, as long as the scholarship recipient remains enrolled in college and maintains a minimum GPA of 2.5. We reserve the right to verify high school and college transcripts of any applicant. Applications for the 2018 Rentacomputer Cares Scholarship must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time, May 31, 2018. Applications for the 2019 Rentacomputer Cares Scholarships may be submitted starting 12:00 AM Eastern Time, May 31, 2018.
Your contact information will never be given or sold to third parties under any circumstance and you will never be contacted by Rentacomputer.com or our affiliated companies for any reason unrelated to the scholarship program.
By submitting an application you agree that your name and/or likeness and your video may be used in promotional material such as, but not limited to: social media posts, press releases, blog articles, and news stories.
If you are awarded the scholarship, you must contact us with enrollment verification by September 30th to receive the next installment of your scholarship. If you fail to meet this deadline, your current and all subsequent installments will be forfeit.