Seniors Helping Seniors Scholarship Competition

Sponsored by PNY Technologies

Wanted: technically savvy high school seniors that could design compelling and innovative educational programs that teach the elderly how to best harness the power of the internet. Sound easy?

PNY Technologies is sponsoring the Seniors Helping Seniors Scholarship Competition. The primary goal: to inspire “intergenerational” communication and interaction. The secondary goal: to impel college-bound high school seniors to think creatively about how best to provide basic computer and IT training to senior citizens. Remember, most older Americans possess limited computer skills. Why do they need IT skills? Many still work at jobs that require they be dexterous with computers and others could use the Internet to access critical community resources just out of their reach otherwise.

How the competition works:

  • Students must work in teams of no more than 5—all members must be college-bound high school seniors to qualify.
  • Evaluate your community’s senior resources and devise a plan that might integrate a workable solution for IT education aimed at aging adults.
  • Your idea must be original.
  • The final proposal must be in the form of a 1,000-word essay and must be accompanied by photos (max. 5) that help illustrate the concepts.
  • Proposals must integrate PNY products—the company manufactures computer memory, flash drives and multimedia graphics cards.
  • Contest submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2007.

Full contest rules are available on the Seniors Helping Seniors contest website.

How to enter:

Download the Seniors Helping Seniors entry form, complete it, and attach your team’s proposal and all necessary materials. Mail your entry to the address posted in the contest rules. Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2007. Only mail in entries will be considered.

Scholarship Winnings:

Each member on the first place team earns $2,500 in scholarship money. Three runners up teams earn PNY flash memory prizes.

Winners will be announced at the end of February 2008.

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