Process

Steps to a free laptop for college-bound high school seniors

  1. Throughout the year, donors’ generous financial contributions work to “build” free laptops for students
    • 100% of every donation goes toward funding computers for students
  1. High schools agree to participate. Counselors inform students.
    • We encourage high schools to join before the Fall academic year begins – and to communicate the opportunity from August through February
  1. Eligible students submit an application - due March 1. No exceptions to the due date.
  1. Fully Charged for College confirms receipt of application to applicant
  1. Students submit documentation – due May 1. No exceptions to the due date.
    • letter of acceptance to a 4-year college/university, and
    • college enrollment deposit/confirmation
  1. Fully Charged for College Selection Committee reviews applications and determines awards
  1. Fully Charged for College notifies all computer winners by June 1. Only winners will be notified.
  1. For each award recipient, Fully Charged for College purchases a new Apple® computer – a model currently being used by the majority of U.S. college students.
  1. Computers are distributed in early July so students may start their first semester Fully Charged for College!

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