Wednesday, October 7, 2009

BDPA Foundation Announces Eli Lilly Scholarship Winners

The BDPA Education & Technology Foundation (BETF), in coordination with Eli Lilly and Company, is pleased to announce the winner of the third annual Eli Lilly and Company Scholarship for BDPA Students. The two winners this year are Carrine Johnson, a senior at Palos Verdes Peninsula High and Hung Vo, a computer science student at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The purpose of the Eli Lilly Scholarship for BDPA Students is to recognize outstanding minority students, with an interest in information technology, who make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential, and make an impact on their communities through service to others.

"Thank you for selecting me as one of the two winners ... I am very excited about winning this scholarship! It will be extremely useful" said Carrine Johnson.
Part of the application process is an essay that answers the question 'Why is Information Technology Important'. Carrine's essay focused on the development of nation's economy, environment and education. Click here for the full text of her winning essay.

Hung's essay focused on the impact of IT on the healthcare industry. Click here for the full text of his winning essay.

Eli Lilly and Company continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of tomorrow’s leaders within the information technology industry,” said Wayne Hicks, BETF Executive Director. “The BDPA Foundation is pleased to work with Eli Lilly to help cultivate these future leaders. Our hope is that other corporations will contact us for similiar scholarship opportunities

Previous Eli Lilly scholars were:
  • 2008 - Khalia Braswell (North Carolina State University) and Christian West (Northwestern University)

  • 2007 - Daniel Puente (Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center School of Business and Management) and Lee Reed (University of Michigan)

1 comment:

Villager said...

All - Carrine Johnson, 2009 Eli Lilly Scholar, informed us this week that she has been accepted into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I hope that all of BDPA-Nation will join with BETF in sharing our joy and congratulations with Carrine on her college decision!