ENTERpreneur Program Application for this summer is open

Every successful business leader begins as a student, and the most successful and current innovations begin with technology. Give yourself the opportunity this summer to learn how to start and build a tech company or how to leverage technology to grow a business. Do this all while developing leadership skills, unleashing creativity, and solving real-life problems. The world is at your fingertips – it’s time to create!

Join us this summer. Find out more details here.

Key Details:

  • Access to leading technology and business experts
  • Sessions will be held at 1871 for 4 weeks (June 20 to July 20: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12-5pm, off the week of July 4th)
  • Open to ALL Chicagoland area high school students

The overall goal of ENTERpreneur is to give every participating student guidance and support that will encourage them to succeed in school, go to college, and become the country’s future business leaders. 

Apply now for Cohort 4 here.

Application Deadline: Friday June 2, 2017 at 11:59pm CST

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BDPA Oracle Scholarship

Oracle is a Silver Sponsor of BDPA.  Oracle knows talented individuals drive success, and they are willing to encourage positive workforce development through organizations such as BDPA.   As such, Oracle made the decision to offer the 9th Annual Oracle Scholarship for BDPA Studentshttps://www.slideshare.net/BDPAFoundation/oracle-scholarship-for-bdpa-students – again this year.  The winning scholars will be announced at the 2017 BDPA Scholarship Breakfast on July 28 in Cincinnati, OH.

These scholarships are available to high school students (grade 12), community college students and undergraduate college students.  The student must be studying in a STEM-related curriculum.  The  student must also be a BDPA member in good standing on or before July 1, 2017.   BDPA student membership is $25 annually.

Past Oracle scholars were helped by this funding as well as the BDPA programs and services made available to them at the local chapter level.  The next step is yours!  Do you know anyone at Chicago Public Schools who might be interested in this college scholarship?   The completed application must be received on or before Saturday, July 1, 2017.

R. Wayne Hicks, Executive Director
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation
Email: execdirector@betf.org
Cell: (513) 284-4968

ABOUT BDPA

For 40 years, BDPA has enabled the upward mobility of African Americans and other minorities in the Information Technology (IT) and STEM fields. Through its 40+ local community chapters in major cities across the United States, BDPA has been at the forefront of promoting the minority agenda within the IT profession since 1975. BDPA has been a leader and pioneer in technology and STEM training for IT professionals and High School students since 1986. Our National High School Computer Competition (HSCC) program which is a hands-on training program, has introduced tens of thousands of high school students to coding and application development while also presenting opportunities for students to obtain college scholarships due to the generosity of our sponsors and partners. Because of BDPA’s focus on students and professional members alike, we continue to support and lead the upward success of our members “from the classroom to the boardroom”.

Future Leaders of Chicago (FloChicago)

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floChicago is a leadership development program founded by a group of educators, principals, professionals, and civic leaders in partnership with the University of Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust. floChicago will select approximately 30 high school leaders from the Chicago area to participate in 1) a week-long leadership immersion residential program on campus at The University of Chicago from August 6 through August 12, 2017, and 2) meetings and retreats throughout the 2017-2018 school year. Students will have an opportunity to engage with some of Chicago’s most prominent leaders and participate in activities centered around civic engagement, leadership development, college preparation, and career exposure. The program is offered at no cost to participants.

For more information, please visit www.flochicago.org. The Application Page (www.flochicago.org/apply) contains the application as well as additional information about candidate criteria and frequently asked questions.

Feel free to contact info@flochicago.org if you have any questions, and feel free to forward this post widely to help spread the word.

The Generation Google Scholarship

Full details at: https://edu.google.com/scholarships/the-generation-google-scholarship/ 

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be a current high school senior
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Intend to pursue a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology
  • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Female, or a Person with a Disability)
  • Be available to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2017

Application process

For current university students:

The online application will include:

  • General background information (includes contact information and information about your current and intended institutions)
  • Current resume
  • Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree)
  • Two letters of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
  • Responses to four essay questions

Applications are closed for the 2017 scholarship for current university students. Please check back in fall 2017 for our 2018 scholarship application.

For current high school seniors:

Please complete the online application which will include

  • General background information (includes contact information and information about your current and intended institutions)
  • Current resume
  • Academic transcript
  • One letter of reference from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) instructor
  • Responses to multiple short answer questions

Deadline to apply: Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Deadline for references to submit letters: Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

Terms and Conditions

The Generation Google Scholarship award must be spent on tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the students’ classes at their primary university. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full time students for the 2017-2018 academic year. Enrollment will be verified after the winners are selected, and all scholarship payments will be made directly to the student to be used towards tuition and education-related expenses. We will withhold the award for any scholar who no longer meets the eligibility requirements and revoke the award for any scholar who does not maintain the eligibility requirements.  Selected recipients will receive instructions from Google on how to receive the award. Failure to complete these steps by the specified deadline will disqualify recipients from receiving the award. Recipients may defer their award for up to one (1) year from the time of originally planned payment on a case by case basis as determined by Google. Google employees are not eligible to apply for Google scholarships. Persons who are (1) residents of embargoed countries, (2) ordinarily resident in embargoed countries, or (3) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs may not apply for this scholarship.

Questions?

Still have questions? Email generationgoogle@google.com.

To learn more about Google’s computer science education efforts, visit g.co/csedu.

2017 Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

Applications must be submitted by April 10, 20167by 11:59pm (CST).

Here is the link to the 2017 SWE Chicago Section High School Senior Scholarship Application.
https://goo.gl/forms/Ts7xypzZpSIiisuV2

Open to all/any Female High School Seniors or Junior College Students that plan to major in engineering or computer science.

Qualifications:
• Applicant must be a female.
• The applicant’s home must be in a zip code with these three numbers as the first three digits: IL 600-608, 610-611, and 613; IN 463-466.
• The applicant must be a freshman, re-entry or transfer student accepted into an engineering or computer science program at an accredited college or university for the Fall 2017 semester.
• The applicant’s unweighted grade point average must be a 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
• School Transcripts must be sent by your school. School Officials can submit Transcripts via U.S. mail or e-mail as a .pdf to: SWE Scholarship Committee swechicagoscholarship

Scholarship: The Search for Hidden Figures

If you’re a female with talent in STEM who hasn’t yet been recognized for her great work or potential, this is your chance: Tell us how you’ll use STEM to change the world, and you could win $50,000 in scholarship money, plus exciting opportunities that will help you pursue the work you love. We have two opportunities—junior and professional—so choose the age group that’s right for you and apply by Dec. 10!

https://searchforhiddenfigures.com/the-search-for-hidden-figures/

Cards Against Humanity’s Science Ambassador Scholarship for Girls

Cards Against Humanity Re-Opens Applications for Full Ride Scholarship

CHICAGO, IL – Comedy card game Cards Against Humanity announced today that applications are now open for their Science Ambassador Scholarship, a full ride scholarship for women studying science, technology, engineering, or math. The recipient of the award will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.

The growing $950,000 scholarship trust is funded by sales of Cards Against Humanity’s “Science Pack,” co-authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait. The pack is available now for $10 at CardsAgainstHumanity.com.

“I’m so excited that we’re able to offer another scholarship for a woman studying STEM. A lot of us at Cards Against Humanity have backgrounds in science and tech, and the underrepresentation of women in these fields is staggering,” said Jenn Bane, the Cards Against Humanity community director. “Ask a kid to draw a scientist, they’ll draw a man in a lab coat, because science and math are historically male-dominated fields. Cards Against Humanity has a large audience, so with the Science Ambassador Scholarship we hope to help change the public perception of what a scientist looks like.”

The scholarship applications will be judged by a board of over sixty women who work professionally in science, including representatives from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, the Smithsonian Institution, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as TED, NSF, Huxley, and Hubble fellows.

College and high school students are both eligible. To apply, students should submit a three minute video explaining a scientific topic they’re passionate about.

Board member Veronica Berns, postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Education at Northwestern University, said, “We’re accepting video applications because we want to raise visibility of women in science. Production value isn’t a factor in these videos. We’re looking for passionate, creative students who can break down a complicated scientific topic.”

Last spring, the board awarded the scholarship to Sona Dadhania, a sophomore at University of Pennsylvania studying Materials Science and Engineering.

“I was so shocked and unprepared to hear that I won,” said Sona, who submitted a video explaining nanotechnology. “When I first heard, I was walking back into my TA’s office hours with a super big grin, and a couple of my friends noticed how excited I seemed, so I ended up blurting out what happened to everyone in the room. I hope that as Science Ambassador, I can inspire a passion and love for science in someone else.”

Students can watch Sona’s winning video and apply at ScienceAmbassadorScholarship.org. The deadline is December 11th, 2016.

Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Opportunity for class of 2017

Hispanic Heritage Foundation scholarship opportunity up to $3000 for rising high school seniors class of 2017.

Scholarship Categories & Sponsors are:

  • Business & Entrepreneurship: sponsored by BBVA Compass
  • Community Service: sponsored by Colgate Palmolive.
  • Education: sponsored by Southwest Airlines
  • Engineering: sponsored by ExxonMobil
  • Health & Science: sponsored by CVS Health
  • Mathematical Sciences: sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)

Below you will find links with all the detailed information for this educational grant.

Deadline is on October 2, 2016

To access the application click here: https://app.reviewr.com/hispanicheritage/site//hispanicheritage

To find out more about what we do click here: http://www.hispanicheritage.org/programs/youth-awards/