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Power Up:
Creating equal access to technology in the classroom

Softchoice will award classroom technology grants of $10,000 each to 10 publicly-funded elementary or middle schools serving students from low-income communities in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Toronto and Montreal (at least one grant will be awarded in each city).

The deadline for Power Up applications is October 20, 2017.

To Apply:

  1. Download and complete the Power Up Grant Application
    (Tip: review Application Best Practices and Teacher-Recommended Technology for inspiration)
  2. Download and sign the Power Up Grant Agreement
  3. Email the Grant Application and Grant Agreement to

Questions? Contact Pete Morra, Community Investment Manager, at

Teachers from Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary, a public school in Dallas and recipient of a 2016 Power Up grant, talk about how access to technology is opening doors for their students.

Spread the Word

Do you know an amazing teacher, or deserving school, who would benefit from a Power Up grant? Share Power Up with them today!

Media and Featured Coverage

In 2016, Softchoice and Lenovo put technology in the hands of more than 3,000 marginalized students across North America. Here are some of their stories.

Global News (Montreal)

Inside Toronto (Toronto)

Dallas Independent School District (Dallas)

Los Angeles Unified School District (Los Angeles)

Journal Metro (Montreal - French Language)

L.A. This Week (Los Angeles)

Program Partners

Power Up grants are funded through Softchoice employee donations and our generous program partners, Lenovo and VMware.