Contact Us Order Status & Tracking Register & Log In My Cart
Computer Hardware PCs & Barebones Laptops Tablets Electronics Software Tools Deals
Browse Top Categories
Special Offers
Info

Featured Products
Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2x8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory 997112, 9-9-9-24, 1.35V, w/ Ridgeback Heatsink
Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2x8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-1280...
Only $169.99

 LaCie Rugged XL 1TB USB 2.0 / eSATA Desktop External Hard Drive, Model: 301848U-R. Brown Box  *Reconditioned*
LaCie Rugged XL 1TB USB 2.0 / eSATA Desktop External Hard Dr...
Only $76.99

Logitech Keyboard Case for iPad 2 Wireless Keyboard, Refurbished. P/N: 920-003402
Logitech Keyboard Case for iPad 2 Wireless Keyboard, Refurbis...
Only $21.99

Home >> New Products and Specials >> 


Directron.com College Scholarship


The 2014 College Scholarship Program is now closed. We are reviewing the applications we have received and the results will be announced this summer. Applications will no longer be accepted.

Directron.com is proudly announcing our 2014 College Scholarship Program. Our goal is to encourage today's young adults to attend college and to earn a higher education. At the same time, we want to encourage them to share their experiences with computers and technology.

Qualifications:

College bound high school seniors and current college students in the U.S. who submit an application and an essay to us. Proof of being a student may be requested.

Prizes:

  • First place - $800    (one prize)
  • Second place - $500    (two prizes)
  • Third Place - $200    (three prizes)

    The actual number of prizes awarded may vary depending on the quality of the applications received each year.
  • Rules:

    (1) You must submit an essay with a topic that is related to computer technology. We do not place restrictions on the writing style. It can be fiction, non-fiction, short story, instruction manual, or a poem. The style may be technical or non-technical in nature, but it must be computer related. We cannot stress enough how important it is to make your essay unique and original.

    For obvious reasons, we like technical articles. The more technical the better. For example: detailed step-by-step problem solving, system building, and trouble-shooting experiences. Review of brand new products. Comparison of similar products. Review of industry trends. Summary of manufacturer news. Cutting edge technologies. Technologies that make a difference in specific areas such as education, restaurants, medicine, etc.

    (2) We do place 50% of the judgment on the academic merit of writing. The other 50% goes to originality and creativity of the content. All submissions must have correct spelling and grammar. If in doubt about what style to choose, use an academic writing style.

    (3) The length of the essay should be at least two single-spaced pages long. Pictures are not required, but encouraged. Text or Microsoft Word format is accepted.

    (4) Please include an application letter containing some short biographical information, what college you are attending/planning to attend, which year of school/college you are currently attending, your current or intended major, and any other information you wish to let us know. Send your application and the essay before the deadline to edwin@directron.us with the subject "Scholarship Application 2014 - Your full name"..

    (5) By submitting this application, you agree that your writing is original and not copied, published elsewhere, or copyrighted by anyone. We reserve the right to interview applicants and ask questions. You also agree to give us the copyright for the literary work once you submit your entry. We will publish all winners' essays and a selection of runner ups on Directron.com, with credit to the authors. By entering for the scholarship, you also allow us to publish your name and a brief bio on our website. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any awards may become void.

    (6) The deadline for submitting the 2014 scholarship application is May 1st, 2014.

    Potential topics:

  • the new Intel and AMD processors
  • Chrome Vs. Windows Vs. Mac OS
  • Android OS Vs. iOS Vs. BlackBerry OS vs. Windows OS
  • The future of Tablets and Smartphones
  • 3D display technology and HDTV
  • RIAA and us, what DRM means for the customers
  • Contrast and similarities in overclocking current AMD and Intel processors
  • The Lexicon of Online Evil
  • How computer technology changed and will change our life
  • Anything computer related!
  • Be creative. You are welcome to come up with your own topic. Send your contact information with the application and your completed essay to edwin@directron.us. Good luck!



    Note: (1) This is not a contest. There is no entry fee. No purchase is necessary. (2) Directron.com full-time employees and direct relatives cannot apply. Interns and part-time workers are eligible. (3) All awards shall be in the form of a company check to the individual's name. (4) This program is subject to change without notice. (5) We may increase or decrease the amount and number of the awards. (6) Not all entries will win awards. (7) Directron.com reserves the right to request the award to be returned if an application is found to contain inaccurate information or the essay is plagiarized. (8) This program is applicable only to people who reside within the fifty United States.



    Customer Feedback through Yahoo!
    Join our Newsletter

    Shipping Policy Customer Service Payment Policy
      Tracking Orders
      Est. Shipping Cost
      Time-in-Transit Map
      FAQ - Shipping
      Top Reasons for Delays
      UPS, FedEx, Postal Office
      Walk-in Sales
      APO/FPO Orders
      International
     
      Return Rates
      Statistics
      Satisfaction
      Account Applications
      Frequent Errors
      FAQ-Services
      FAQ-Tech Support
      Newsletter
      Order Status
     
      Credit Card via Phone
      Purchase Order
      Prepay, PayPal
      Resellers, VARs
      Corporate/Business
      Educational Government
      Terms & Conditions
      Price & Tax
      FAQ-Payment
     
    Directron.NET- Help Desk Directron.ORG - Resources Short Cuts
      Sales Support
      Tech Support
      Knowledge Base
      Customer Service
      Open Forums
      Advanced Search of Help Desk
      How to Choose?
      FAQs, Glossary
      BYO
      Installation
      How to Upgrade?
      Troubleshooting
      Top Sellers
      New Products
      Quiet Computers
      Water Cooling
      Overclocking
      Case Painting
     

    Rated 5-Star by Customers thru Yahoo! BBB Online Reliability Program Directron BizRate Ratings Rated 8.38/10 on ResellerRatings Customer Rating & Comments

    Related Sections
     Toys 
    HANNspree Armor 2.1 Channel 3-Piece Subwoofer & Satellite Spe...
    Only $19.99

    *Free Ground Shipping* HP Pavilion 15-n200 15-n201nr 15.6in L...
    Only $399.99

    Iview 10in 1024 x 768 TFT Capacitive Touch Screen Tablet PC ...
    Only $148.99

    ASUS Chromebox Mini PC Desktop Computer System CHROMEBOX-M075...
    Only $377.99

    Silver Zalman Ultra Quiet Notebook Cooler ZM-NC1000S, for up ...
    Only $39.99

    Black Bone Collection iPad Folding Stand, Model: LF10071-BK...
    Only $6.99

    *Free Economy Shipping* CP Technologies LevelOne WorldCharge ...
    Only $18.99

    *Free Ground Shipping* AMD A8-6600K 3.9GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Soc...
    Only $104.99

    Gigabyte GA-Q87M-D2H (rev. 1.0) Socket 1150 Haswell Micro ATX...
    Only $129.99

    *$20 Mail-in Rebate* MSI Z87 MPOWER Socket H3 ATX Motherboard...
    Only $197.99

    *$5 Mail-in Rebate* MSI B85M-P33 LGA1150 Micro ATX Motherboar...
    Only $61.99

    *Free Ground Shipping* White NZXT Phantom 630 ATX Full Tower ...
    Only $169.99

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 3.5in 500GB SATA 6Gb/s Internal H...
    Only $51.99

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 3.5in 1TB SATA III Internal Hard ...
    Only $56.99

    Toshiba 2.5in 500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive PH2050U-...
    Only $39.99

    Black Microsoft Optical Wired Desktop 600 USB Keyboard and Mo...
    Only $19.99