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Occupational Training Institute

Computer Scholarships

Free Computers for De Anza and Foothill College Students

Don't let the lack of a computer impact your education! Computers donated to OTI's Computer Donations Program are refurbished by OTI's CompTechS interns and staff and made available to eligible Foothill and De Anza students.



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If you rely on crowded computer labs, friends, libraries and other means to complete your course assignments, you are likely eligible for a computer scholarship.

Students are selected by the Financial Aid Office at De Anza or Foothill Colleges to receive a refurbished computer through a simple application process. Depending on availability, you will receive a desktop or laptop computer.

  • Scholarship awards include 1 hour of technical support to properly set-up their computer.
  • Once the student accepts the computer, it cannot be exchanged for another model.
  • Computers are not guaranteed for any length of time.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least 6.0 units at De Anza.

OTI cannot take responsibility for the condition of any computer equipment once the student accepts it.

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Computers are refurbished Desktop PCs with a minimum Pentium IV processor. All computers have monitor, keyboard and mouse with Windows 7 operating system and an Open Source office suite.



How to Apply

At De Anza, apply online and contact De Anza Financial Aid with questions. For Foothill, contact Foothill Financial Aid and ask about the Recycled Computers for Students Scholarship.

Donate a Computer

Without access to a home computer, many students are unable to complete their coursework. Some disadvantaged students are single parents who work full time, go to school, rely on public transportation and raise their children. Your donation will be appreciated and put to great use!

To donate a computer, get started by reading the computer donation hardware and software specifications.

For additional information, contact Joseph Lipsig at 408.864.5712 or

Occupational Training Institute
Building: Seminar
Contact: OTI Office
Phone: 408.864. 8869

Last Updated: 7/2/14