Scholarship Program - Picture Keeper

Apply to Win a $1,500 Student Scholarship

Atlanta, G.A. ​(October 11, 2017) — ​Simplified IT Products, LLC, the makers of Picture Keeper, values hard work and entrepreneurship. As a start up company focused on protecting memories, we know that it takes dedication and determination to turn your idea into reality. We know that chasing dreams can be hard. That’s why we offer scholarships towards two students who are chasing their dreams twice a year. The first place winner will receive a $1,500 award, second place will receive a $1,000 award, and third place will receive a Picture Keeper Connect.

Our Fall 2017 scholarship is available to apply now until December 31, 2017. We would love to have as many students as possible apply! To meet our qualifications, applicants must be a High School Senior, Undergraduate, or Graduate student. Here’s how to apply:

  1. Essay - Submit a written essay (200-300 words) on the following topic: What are you doing to follow your dreams and how does this picture portray it?
  2. Photo - Submit a photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PictureKeeper so we can find your photo on social media. Your Instagram or Twitter account must be public to qualify for the scholarship.
  3. Transcript - Submit a transcript. High school graduate (or equivalent) 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. University or business school: 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

Send the URL of your social media post, along with your essay and transcript to

Visit to learn more about the program and read about past scholarship winners.


When a close friend lost all of her pictures on her computer during a lightning storm, Simplified IT Products' founder and CEO Matt Stanchie, was struck by inspiration. With Matt’s background in technology, he began to develop a simple, foolproof way to protect digital images. As a result, he created Picture Keeper, a USB drive with built in software that can search and copy all the digital files from a computer onto itself. Picture Keeper takes the hassle out of backing up digital files - just plug in, click “Start Backup,” and Picture Keeper does the work for you while skipping duplicates.

Today, Picture Keeper helps busy people and families alike backup and protect irreplaceable memories from their smartphones, computers and tablets in a way that is easy and convenient.