Saturday, October 23, 2010

BDPA Foundation Announces 2010 Eli Lilly Scholarship Winners

The BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF), in coordination with Eli Lilly and Company, is pleased to announce the winner of the fourth annual Eli Lilly and Company Scholarship for BDPA Students. The two winners this year are Leslie Vasquez, a graduating senior at Pike High School and Gerardo 'Jerry' Dominguez, a Chicago State University senior majoring in Management Information Systems.

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.
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 similar scholarship opportunities
Part of the application process is an essay that answers the question 'Why is Information Technology Important'. Leslie's essay focused on the development of nation's economy, environment and education. Click here for the full text of her winning essay.

Jerry's essay focused on the impact of the computer on information technology and society. Click here for the full text of his winning essay.

Previous Eli Lilly scholars were:

  • 2009 - Carrine Johnson (Palos Verdes Peninsula High School) and Hung Vo (Georgia Tech University)
  • 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)

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