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”.

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.

Fifty for the Future

The Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF) is pleased to announce that the search for this year’s Fifty for the Future® has begun.

The ITF Fifty for the Future® mobilizes academia and industry to support students across Illinois universities who aspire to greatness in the field of technology. Faculty are invited to submit nominations for individual students or the student can self- nominate and have the nomination supported by faculty. Submitted students will be reviewed by a team of industry leaders, highlighting those who compel the technology industry forward.

In its 9th year, this event will honor Illinois students who have proven determination and foresight through their education and deeds in the application and development of technology. This annual competition culminates in an evening of celebration, highlighting the students themselves and the Foundation’s work with industry and academia in bringing real world experiences into the classroom to assure a steady stream of future technology workers and leaders for Illinois.

The awards are open to all students from high school juniors to graduate students that do not graduate before March 15, 2016.

Student self-nominations and faculty nominations are open at http://illinoistechfoundation.org/itf-programs/fifty-for-the-future-celebration/

2014 National Society of Black Engineers High School Senior Scholarship

2014 NSBE Chicago Professionals Chapter- NSBE Jr. High School Senior Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2014 11:59 central time (CST).

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be a paid NSBE Jr. member. To become a member, go to www.nsbe.org
  • The applicant’s home must be in the Chicago, IL metropolitan area.
  • The applicant’s grade point average must be a 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • The applicant must be a high school senior, accepted into an engineering or computer science program at a U.S. accredited college or university for the Fall 2014 semester.
  • School Transcripts must be sent by your school. It must be postmarked by May 1, 2014. School Officials can submit Transcripts via e-mail or U.S. mail to: pci

NSBE-Chicago
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 8304
Chicago, IL 60680-8304

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

  • Scholarship Award amounts are based on donations. Amount will be determined in April.
  • Letters of Recommendation (one letter is required) can be submitted by e-mail as a .pdf file. U.S. mailed letters must be postmarked by May 1, 2014.
  • Scholarship winners and all other applicants will be notified via email in May.
  • Winners will be required to provide a copy of a letter of acceptance into an engineering program at an accredited university.
  • Winners will be required to submit their Fall 2014 tuition bill. The Fall 2014 Class Schedule must be dated after August 25th and is due before October 15, 2014. A check will then be mailed.
  • Scholarship recipients and their families: Please attend the Awards Dinner on June 7, 2014.
  • Be sure to check out the additional high school senior and collegiate NSBE Scholarships at www.nsbe.org/Programs/Scholarships

NSBE Luv,
Alexis Brown, NSBE Chicago Professionals- PCI/NSBE Jr. Chair
pci | http://www.chicagonsbe.org | 773-902-4510
P.O. Box 8304, Chicago, IL 60680-8304

Scholarship & Awards Committee Chair
E-Mail for questions and comments: pci