ERA Scholarship 2023

By electronic recycling association October 31, 2022

2023 ERA Scholarship Competition – Win up to $10,000 & a MacBook Pro 

Are you eligible?

Must be a full -time/part-time student in Canada. For those participants which are outside our operating areas (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal) there will be adjusted requirements. See FAQ.

Why is ERA holding this competition?

ERA likes to get the community involved in many ways throughout the year. This competition gives students the opportunity to gain experience, build their resume, and if they are motivated enough to win this scholarship, would be a great help financially with schooling.

What are we looking for?

We need you to come up with a marketing plan and collect e-waste in your area. You will manage every detail from the planning and promoting to the execution! We want to see how creative students can get with marketing the event and reaching out to your community and local businesses. How will you implement your ideas to raise awareness and get your networks involved? After you have followed through with your collections, the team at ERA will evaluate your work after the deadline and pick the winner!

How to collect items:

1. Get people and businesses to download the ERA App iOs or Android or website form.  Enter scholarship ID. Request a shipping label. ERA will collect items from homes and businesses on your behalf at no charge for approved items. Non-approved items will be accepted for a fee, but will still count towards the scholarship totals if the fees are paid. (credit card, e-transfer)

2. Organize corporate pickups on behalf of ERA, collecting computers for donations to our list of 500+ charities and non-profits. ERA will pick up 10 or more computing devices from any company Canada-wide, and offer hard drive destruction for any amount of hard drives contained in the computing devices. 100 devices, 100 hard drives shredded at no charge.

3. Organize community events or collection events for computers and electronics

What items do we accept?

Cell phones, tablets, laptops, computers, servers, monitors, networking equipment, gaming consoles, and similar electronics.

**No household or personal electronics. NO TVs**  See FAQ for a complete list. Please reach out to us if you are unsure.

Where should you promote this event?

Promote this event Online, in your Neighborhood, at your School, at a Business, in a Community Centre, your local Mall, or an idea of your own.

When should you start?

This competition will start on January 1st, 2023, and runs until September 1st, 2023. Give us at least 4 weeks advance notice of where and when you plan to host your collection event.

How will the winner be decided?

The winner will be decided on the quantity and quality of equipment collected and the exposure the event received through online and offline marketing platforms. Make sure to tag us on any social media promotion for your event and use #ERAScholarship. Keep track of your marketing efforts to include in a report detailing your efforts.

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How will ERA help me at the collection event?

Once you have planned your event contact ERA to find out what we can contribute or help with. We will need at least 4 weeks notice of your event. In most cases ERA will bring a collection cage and banner at the start of your event and pick up everything once it’s over. ERA will most likely have staff onsite with you along with our truck for the duration especially if it’s on a weekend. Any additional signage or marketing material made by you is encouraged to include if you want to personalize your event.

How to enter?

Fill out the application below and one of our reps will follow up with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click HERE

Types of Scholarships available for the winners

  1. $10,000 (Includes Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity)
  2. $5,000 (Includes Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity)
  3. $3,000 (Includes Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity)
  4. $1,000 (Includes Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity)
  5. $1,000 (Includes Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity)
  6. Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity
  7. Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity
  8. Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity
  9. Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity
  10. Mac Book Pro and 3 laptops for charity

Rules and Guidelines

  • The competition is open to students who reside within Canada.
  • You may enter the competition on January 1st, 2023, and final results need to be in by September 1st, 2023.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter the competition.
  • ERA will announce the winners of this scholarship in October 2023 on our social media platforms and website (subject to change).
  • ERA will contact the winners of this scholarship. If the winner does not answer within a week they will be disqualified.
  • If you win the competition, you will be tagged in all communication related to the scholarship.
  • MacBook Pro is a refurbished unit.
  • If you enter, ERA will own the rights to all marketing material submitted and can use these marketing materials as they wish. This includes any social media accounts you create for the 2023 ERA scholarship competition. Passwords for these accounts must be turned over to ERA at the end of the competition or you will be disqualified.

ERA 2023 Scholarship