Thursday, June 14, 2012

Grant Disbursement: BDPA Chicago ($5,000)

BDPA Chicago chapter president Pamela Sexton read about the good fortunes of BDPA Charlotte chapter earlier this week. The article prompted her to reach out to the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) for financial support. She learned about the BETF funding guidelines and reviewed the specific procedure for seeking financial support for BDPA's youth education programs. Most importantly, she followed the instructions and made a formal request for $5,000 in grant funding from BETF.

Pam gave a compelling reason for the funding support when she wrote,
"The training program for the BDPA Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program has been ongoing and challenging. The students in the program are committed and should be allowed to demonstrate what they have learned in the National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championship. We are now preparing to attend the national conference and have a fundraiser scheduled to support this effort. But, due to a reduction in financial support, we are requesting support from BETF."
BETF approved this funding request in full!

BETF is going through the administrative process to cut a check for $5,000 made out to BDPA Chicago chapter. We look forward to seeing the chapter's students at the upcoming HSCC championship in Baltimore!

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