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 ITA High School Tech Challenge

See attached flier for more info

CAN YOU HACK IT?

TAKE THE ITA HIGH SCHOOL TECH CHALLENGE

<WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?>

The challenge is an individual based annual coding and programming challenge for high school students like you to practice and increase your skills and for a chance to win a scholarship to assist in your education.

<A SCHOLARSHIP?!>
Yes! The top 5 overall high school coders will each receive a $500 scholarship and be invited to

the ITA’s Tech Summit in May to be recognized.

<HOW DO I TAKE THE CHALLENGE?>

  1. Register to receive reminders and other communication before the challenge opens.
  2. The unique URL opens April 3rd at 9:00 a.m. CST and closes April 14th at 5:00 p.m. It’s a virtual challenge – take it anywhere, anytime between April 3-14: hr.gs/2017hschallenge
  3. Choose a coding language you’re most comfortable with.
  4. Once you start, you can’t stop and you’ll have 1 hour to complete the challenge.

ITA_Highschool_Tech_Challenge_Flyer.pdf

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/

Cards Against Humanity’s Science Ambassador Scholarship

http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field–someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with others.

To apply, submit a video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about. The videos will be reviewed by a board of fifty women who hold higher degrees and work professionally in science and engineering. Ten video finalists will move onto the next round and submit additional materials.

Scholarship funds will be provided from Cards Against Humanity’s Science Pack–a 30-card expansion pack co-authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’sZach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait.

The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.

iD Tech and Code.org Give 100 Girls Scholarships to Attend Summer STEM Program

iD Tech knows that the world needs more girls in STEM. This year, iD Tech is partnering with Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science, to send 100 girls to iD Tech Camps for free! At this weeklong summer program, ages 7-17 create mobile apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, build robots, code with C++ and Java, produce movies, and more. Programs are held in 30 states nationwide. Girls can apply for a scholarship at www.iDTech.com/girls throughApril 1st. To learn more about Code.org, please visit http://code.org/.

Questions? Contact:
Karen Thurm Safran
kthurmsafran
408.666.8353

Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute and Generation Google Scholarship

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Thinking of studying computer science? Apply to Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute and Generation Google Scholarship!

At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. We are now accepting applications for the Generation Google Scholarship and Computer Science Summer Institute. Read more below and apply today!

Computer Science Summer Institute

Google is invested in increasing the enrollment and retention of computer science students. With this in mind, we’re hosting our eighth annual Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI), a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology – especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.

  • Day-camp sessions are for students within a specified mileage distance from the respective day-camp offices (Chicago, IL = 30 miles). Students will be provided with a travel stipend and expected to commute into the respective Google offices for each day of CSSI.
  • Day-camp dates are for Chicago areJuly 20th – Aug 7th

CSSI is not your average summer camp. It’s an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering, and other closely related subjects. As CSSI students, you will learn programming fundamentals directly from Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google’s most exciting, emerging technologies, and even design and develop your very own application with fellow participants that you will showcase to Googlers in local offices.

We are looking for students eager to spend a few weeks immersed in the Google life, tackling interesting technical problems, working collaboratively and having fun. We want students to leave empowered, heading into their first year of college armed with a unique learning experience that can only be found at Google. The program is open to all qualified high school seniors, and is committed to addressing diversity in the field of computer science. Students who are a member of a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply.

Please visit www.google.com/students/cssi for more information and to apply!

Generation Google Scholarship

The Generation Google Scholarship helps aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2015-2016 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2015-2016 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2015.

Please visit www.google.com/students/generationgoogle for more information and to apply!

Application deadline: March 5, 2015. Final decisions will be announced by early May at the latest.

Have questions? Feel free to contact us at cssi or generationgoogle.

Win a Trip to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in SF

Creative and talented students age 13+ have the opportunity to attend this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for free on a WWDC 2014 Student Scholarship. Review the application requirements and get started today. developer.apple.com/wwdc/students/

WWDC 2014

NCWIT is excited to announce a collaboration with Apple to increase the participation of young women in the 2014 World Wide Developers Conference.

Please share this opportunity with your networks of students. There is a very short window to apply, so it is a bit time sensitive.

Here are some quick highlights for student scholarships:

  • Now open to students 13+, application details http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/students
  • No paid program membership required. (By contrast, regular ticket purchase is only available to current paid program members) Developers who are not already registered will be directed to register for free as an Apple Developer during submission of their scholarship application.
  • Students must create an app and submit it to be considered for the scholarship.
  • Submissions will be accepted starting Friday April 11 at 10am until Monday April 14 at 5pm

Full details and guidelines for app submission and well as terms and conditions can be found at the student pages in the links below.

https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/students/Student-Scholarship-Guidelines-and-Terms.pdf

Davidson Fellows Scholarship – Deadline February 19

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.

Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophyand Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.

http://www.davidsongifted.org/fellows/

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