Comp-U-Dopt Computer Giveaway – GradPlan

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Comp-U-Dopt Computer Giveaway

Yup, you read that right. You may be able to “adopt” a computer…for free! Find out how.

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Comp-U-Dopt takes used computers from large corporations, cleans them up, wipes the memory, updates the software and operating systems and then gives those “refurbished” computers out for free to students who need them.

They regularly draw registered names in a “lottery” to determine who gets a laptop. To qualify, you must be a student currently enrolled in high school or college, live in one of the 28 Comp-U-Dopt regions, and not own a working computer at home.

Visit the Comp-U-Dopt website to learn more about their lottery system, and view our application tips below.


How to improve your chances

Filling out the application does not guarantee you a computer. However it does enter you into a first come, first serve lottery, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances.

The form will ask:

  • Your address
  • Your household income
  • The number of people in your household
  • The high school you graduated from (if in college)
  • Your high school graduation year (if still in HS, put the year you plan to graduate)
  • Your post-high school graduation plans – including your intended college or employer
  • If you own a computer and/or if you have to share it with others

Names will be chosen randomly 3-days prior to distribution dates. Selected recipients will be notified by text message to complete the RSVP process to pick up their computer at a distribution site.

It is very important to include your cell phone number. If you are chosen at random, communication regarding picking up your computer will come through Comp-U-Dopt via text messaging services.

That’s all you need to know. Apply today, and good luck!

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