Just like many people start a new year with a new resolution, lots of students set goals at the beginning of a new school year. Whether you want to change your study habits (library at 8am every day?), learn a new skill (we hear rock climbing is fun) or have an exciting adventure (try riding your lawnmower back to school ala Alvin Straight), you can turn that goal into a lot of cold, hard cash - $20,000, to be precise.
Intel has partnered with Lenovo to offer a scholarship to one student who sets him or herself a goal this fall and blogs about it on LenovoBlogU.com. Blogs should be consistently updated as students progress toward their goals, and they will be monitored and judged based on creativity, popularity and frequency of posts.
Find schools that offer these popular programs
- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Communications and Journalism
- Computer Sciences
- Culinary Arts and Personal Services
- Liberal Arts and Humanities
- Mechanic and Repair Technologies
- Medical and Health Professions
- Physical Sciences
- Transportation and Distribution
- Visual and Performing Arts
In addition to the $20,000 Grand Prize, there will be runner-up prizes such as a $1,000 gift card to your on-campus bookstore (free books for years!) and Lenovo laptops and Netbooks.
All contestants must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, undergraduate or graduate. And hurry - the 10 'Dean's List' finalists will be chosen on September 30, and the Grand Prize winner will be announced on October 10.
Visit the Lenovo University of Bloggers to get started, and tweet your crazy and creative goal ideas @Studydotcom.