Sunday, June 22, 2008

Grant Award: Fifth Third Foundation ($2,500)

We learned today that the Fifth Third Foundation donation committee approved $2,500 grant funding for BDPA Columbus chapter.

The funds will allow participation by Columbus-area students in the Student Information Technology & Scholarships (SITES) program. The program includes the Midwest Regional High School Computer Competition (HSCC), Youth Technology Camp and the national BDPA HSCC in Atlanta, GA on August 8-9, 2008.

A joint press release between the BDPA Foundation and Fifth Third Foundation will be issued in the next few days to announce this funding, however, we wanted our blog readers to know about it right away.

BDPA Columbus chapter president Cecil Jones led this funding effort based on discussions he had with a prominent Fifth Third executive. However, our BDPA Columbus chapter still needs financial support to get their students to the national competition.

I encourage all BDPA Foundation blog readers to consider making a small donation right now to support them. What say u?

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