May 18, 2017
22 Fairfax County high school students awarded free laptops
Twenty-two stellar applicants, with outstanding qualifications were awarded a free Apple(trademark) laptop from Fully Charged for College. They're headed to a wide range of universities including the University of Wisconsin, Rensselaer, Cornell, University of Virginia, Embry Riddle Aeronautical, NYU, Virginia Tech to name a few. They'll major in Engineering, Finance, Neuroscience, Biology/Chemistry, Nursing, and other STEM disciplines.
Some quotes from these most appreciative students:
Thank you soooooo much!! This means everything to my family and me! It means that I can have access with the world in which I can connect with professors, find internships and work, and most importantly complete assignments. It means hope, pride and motivation in my education and it is a great blessing because a lot of people don't get this wonderful opportunity. Thank you so much for changing my future and helping me succeed in achieving my dreams.
If I am to be completely honest, winning this computer is extremely beneficial to not only me, but also my family. Although I work a part-time job, it takes many weeks for me to accumulate the amount of money that an Apple computer is worth. I appreciate what Fully Charged has given me, and I cannot express how grateful I am to win this computer.
Diana, International Business
Thank you very much for giving me and other students such a generous gift. Winning this computer truly means the world to me. It means that there are people out there who care and are willing to lend out a helping hand. This computer is not just a tool to me, it is a symbol of optimism for the future.
I still cannot believe my eyes that I won such breathtaking gift that can help me greatly for the future. I appreciate the work you guys are doing to help students with their dreams.
Jung Min, Aviation Maintenance Science
I feel absolutely ecstatic. I am incredibly grateful to the Fully Charged for College organization and all of the donors for this incredible honor. By awarding me this laptop, you have lightened my financial burden which will allow me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.
With this brand new Mac computer, I hope to further pursue my academic and personal interests in college and further help others in financial need!!! I want to thank FullyChargedForCollege for existing. There are so many financially deprived students out there who wish to receive well-rounded education but are unable to do so due to financial reasons.
Winning this computer is an enormous blessing and a wonderful opportunity! I now have a brand new device that fills me with confidence to study and succeed alongside my peers. I am extremely grateful for both the opportunity to apply for this computer and the honor of being awarded one. With this computer, I can enter college free of stress, ready to work, and fully charged!
May 20, 2016
First 15 Students Awarded Free Laptops
Fifteen Fairfax County high school students will head off Fully Charged for College this coming Fall. As they start their first college semester, they take with them a free Apple® laptop awarded by Fully Charged for College, Inc.
Upon hearing the news of their selection, award recipients expressed excitement and gratitude.
“Thank you very much for this amazing opportunity to further my education,” wrote Nichole* (Old Dominion class of 2020).
Mariana* who will attend Virginia Tech, wrote “Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity!! I am beside myself with joy at the moment, I really appreciate this so much.”
“Thank you Fully Charged for College for believing in me,” emailed Patrick* (George Mason class of 2020). “I will always be grateful for what you have done for me and I hope one day I can repay by helping someone in need as you have with me.”
Students granted the laptop awards met income and other eligibility requirements and were selected on the strength of their application which included an essay. As award recipient Sidra* (Virginia Commonwealth University class of 2020) wrote, “I didn't talk about this in my essay, but I truly did struggle without having a laptop and having a resource for doing my homework… I can expand and do so many things with this laptop, and I want to thank you for this….Thank you for giving me a great opportunity for my future and what I decide to do in my field of study.”
High school career counselors and administrators helped Fully Charge for College launch its computer scholarship program at four Fairfax County high schools during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Harry VanTrees, Assistant Principal Westfield High School, said “I am so pleased we were able to be one of the pilot schools and our students took advantage of your generous offer.”
Karen Burke, a Career Center Specialist at South Lakes High School, wrote “…thank you so much for supporting our students! They must have been thrilled and what a huge weight off their shoulders. I hope we can partner again next year, thank you again!
For the 2016-2017 school year, 25 Fairfax County high schools will communicate the Fully Charged for College opportunity to their students. “(I) love that you are expanding this to other schools – what a remarkable opportunity,” wrote Jenny Collins, Oakton High School’s Career Center Specialist.
* Last names withheld for privacy