Digital College Dorm Rooms of the Future: High School & College Students Weigh In On What Dorms Should Look Like in 2020

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 8, 2007 — What will the typical college dorm room look like in the year 2020? On-demand supplemental lectures available in every room? Translucent solar panels on dorm windows to charge laptops that weigh less than a three-ring binder?

With technology advancing at an exponential rate every year, is asking students to dream up future technologies on college campuses. Three top student writers will qualify for a college scholarship ($1,000, $500, and $250) and up to 50 top essays will be officially published into book format and distributed to college presidents, technology research & development firms, and journalists in the national media in June 2007.

“We want to bring back the notion that American colleges and high schools are important breeding grounds of technological innovation and cultural creativity,” says Spencer Sakata, Gradware’s 31-year old CEO at the company’s D.C. office. “This is a chance for creative, forward-thinking students to brainstorm the coolest gadgets they can think of. No rules, no limits–we’re really looking for some crazy ideas here& Technology can be very cool when it enhances campus life.”

The 2007 Gradware National College Essay Scholarship: “The Digital Dorm Room of the Future” is open to all undergraduates and college-bound high school juniors and seniors in the U.S. The scholarship contest details are available on the Gradware website from now to the competition deadline, March 16th, 2007.

There are no need-based or GPA requirements to enter. Multiple scholarship awards: $1,000, $500, $250. Essay applicants must be 28 or under on the scholarship deadline: March. 16th, 2007. Students must submit an essay no longer than 750 words describing the digital dorm room in the year 2020, and what campus life should be like with the power of emerging and future (not yet invented) technologies.

To enter, visit the 2007 Gradware Scholarship page for full application details:


The 2007 Gradware National College Essay Scholarship is just one of the many innovative academic programs offered by Gradware. Gradware is an educational software retailer based in San Diego, California with headquarters in D.C. (Northern Virginia) and New York. Gradware has been serving the higher education community since 1983.

Gradware has an extensive network of student marketers to maintain campus visibility, and to keep in close contact with college student populations. For more info on this program or to apply, please contact: marketing (at)

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