The Coleco ADAM scholarship.

Coleco ADAM scholarship

How would you like a $500 scholarship to college?  Doesn’t seem like much money today, but in 1984 you could get a lot more than a few textbooks.  If you bought a Coleco ADAM computer late that year, you would get that scholarship.  There was even a commercial for it that you can view at the bottom of the post.  Be sure to jump to the 52 second mark in the video.

I have one of these scholarships in my possession.  I bought a collection of Coleco paperwork from somewhere in South America a few years back and in the middle of it was an unused scholarship complete with a person’s name and social security number.  I was shocked for two reasons.  1) I didn’t know these really existed.  2) No one scribbled out the social security number.  I have since blacked it out with a permanent marker.


About Coleco ADAM

I’m Justin M. Salvato, a fan and collector of vintage computers. This blog is dedicated to the very first computer I have ever owned: The Coleco ADAM. It is also my favorite. The goal of the blog is to provide information about the ADAM as well as the software and hardware that were created for this vintage computer system.
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