Everything starts with a dream.

Before you start the application process we ask you to get out some paper and a pen and then close your eyes. We want you to imagine growing up truly knowing you were capable of accomplishing anything in the world- what would you do? What would your dream be?
At Technology for the Future, we believe every student is capable, and we believe that their dreams are magic. Our team believes dreams are like pumpkins, and when you truly believe in your ability to succeed, they sprout four wheels and transform into a magical carriage that carries you down the path to accomplish your dreams. The bigger the dream, the bigger the pumpkin. The world needs more dreamers (and pumpkins.) A student’s ability to dream fosters a spirit that drives them to color outside the lines and think independently in ways that result in creating worldly impacts.
The founder of Technology for the Future, Adrian Martinca began his “American Dream” when he was very young simply by believing in himself. He used his laptop to learn everything there is to know about his passion in computers and started his first company at the age of 13. He founded this nonprofit because he believes in our students potential to achieve their own dreams. Anything is possible when you look to technology to help you turn your pumpkin into a carriage. Technology for the Future wants to provide you with the tools to make your dreams become reality, because we know you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself.

Award Requirements:

Students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible.

  1. Applicant must be a student.
  2. Student must have a dream or passion, something you love or aspire to be.
  3. Student must share how they believe having their own laptop will help them accomplish his or her dream(s).
  4. Student must share a genuine regard for how a computer can be used positively to create many different kinds of opportunities.
  5. Student must help us to inspire their own generation to feel believed in and to look to technology as a tool to achieve their dreams.

Answer the following questions in essay or video format.

  1. What is your ‘American Dream?’ Describe why you’re passionate about your dream.

  2. What are some ways (list at least 3) through which you can create a positive impact or achieve your dreams through the use of a computer?

  3. Tells us how others can use computers to their benefit to build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.
  4. How do you view your relationship with technology? Is knowing how to use technology important in our World today?
  5. Please close with the following: “I am submitting this application because I know, Technology for the Future, believes in our current and future generations and together we can make a difference.”

Essay Format

  • 12pt Font Size
  • 1 Page minimum, Maximum 5 Pages.
  • Answers all questions

Video Format:

  • Minimum 60 Seconds
  • Maximum 3 Minutes
  • Answer all questions
  • Name Video: “Technology for the Future: ‘Insert Name Here’ “
  • Upload Video to YouTube, Vimeo, and attach Link

Include the following at the end of your application:

I am submitting this application because I know that Technology for the Future believes in our current and future generations, and together we an make a difference.