The founders of Vandelay Web are big proponents of education. Regardless of what any politician tells you, education drives the American economy. There is no better way to achieve your dreams and propel your life forward than through higher education.
Unfortunately, college costs have rocketed through the stratosphere, running 2 1/2 times the rate of inflation. According to Forbes, the same college education that cost you $10,000 in 1982 will cost you $59,800 today. Vandelay Web wants to help.
For those high school seniors and students currently enrolled in college in the United States and Canada, we are offering two (2) $1000 scholarships for a pair of winners for our Future of Technology essay competition. So what exactly is the Future of Technology? That’s what we want you to tell us.
We are a year away from the future the 1989 motion picture Back to the Future II promised, yet we still don’t have flying cars or hoverboards. The film’s director, Robert Zemeckis, was peering 26 years into the future so we thought it would be an interesting exercise to give this concept a reload. Where will technology take us in the year 2040. Will driverless cars blanket the highways? Will a desktop computer be good for anything more than a doorstop? Will our homes become one giant iPad?
In 1000 to 2000 words, paint a picture of the world we inhabit in 2040 and how technology has fundamentally changed our lives. Tap into your creativity and use your imagination to construct the landscape of this mythical future. Take chances with your futuristic design but ultimately stay firmly rooted in the science and trends unfolding within technology today.
Essay participants should be:
> At least 16 years of age at the time of entry.
> Currently enrolled as a senior in high school or as a student in a college, university, technical or trade school located in the United States or Canada.
> Must be a United States or Canadian citizen or hold a current student visa.
Only one essay per applicant will be considered. The application deadline is Thursday, May 1, 2014. Please submit entries below or use our contact form if you have any questions.
Students agree that on submission essays will become property of Vandelay Web. Essays with the entrants name, image and biographical description will be used on vandelayweb.com as well as in any promotional efforts concerning the Vandelay Web scholarship program. Email addresses will only be used to contact students with updates regarding their status in the Future of Technology Scholarship.
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