The purpose of the Lilly/BDPA Scholarship 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.
Lilly/BDPA Scholars will be awarded a one-time $2,500 scholarship that may be used to pursue an information technology focused degree at an accredited four-year college or university of their choice. The Lilly/BDPA Scholarship may be used to supplement benefits from the college or university a student plans to attend and fellowships from other foundations or organizations. Students may use the scholarship to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board, and other college-related expenses.
Scholarship winners will be selected based on the application, essay, and letters of recommendation.
To be eligible for Lilly/BDPA Scholarship, each applicant must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
- Be a member of BDPA
- Be a graduating high school senior or current college student in good standing at the time of their application.
- Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0)
- Exhibit leadership ability through academic or civic involvement and participate in community service activities
- Application Form
- Current transcript
- 500-word essay on “Why Information Technology is Important”
- Two letters of recommendation
We will announce the Lilly/BDPA scholarship winners during the 2013 National BDPA Technology Conference in Philadelphia, PA. We are very proud of our past Lilly/BDPA scholarship winners:
- 2007, Daniel Puente (University of Texas)
- 2007, Christian West (Northwestern University)
- 2008, Khalia Braswell (North Carolina State University)
- 2008, Lee Reed (University of Michigan)
- 2009, Hung Vo (Georgia Institute of Technology)
- 2009, Carrine Johnson (Palos Verdes Peninsula High School)
- 2010, Leslie Vasquez (Pike High School)
- 2010, Gerardo Dominguez (Chicago State University)
- 2011, Jala Cruz (North Central High School)
- 2011, Adwait Walimbe (John Marshall High School)
- 2012, Allen Warner (Valdosta State University)