Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Eli Lilly Scholarship for BDPA Students - Deadline: 7/29/2009

The BDPA Education & Technology Foundation is proud to open up the application period for any graduating high school student or current college student interested in the 2009 Eli Lilly and Company Scholarship for BDPA Students!

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 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

Complete application packet must include the following:
  1. Application Form

  2. Current transcript

  3. 500-word essay on “Why Information Technology is Important”

  4. Two letters of recommendation
Click here to download application!

Scholarships will be awarded only to students who fully meet the scholarship requirements. All application materials must be postmarked on or before July 29, 2009 in order to be eligible. Incomplete, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered!

We will announce the Lilly/BDPA scholarship winners will be announced during the 2009 National BDPA Technology Conference in Raleigh NC next month.

Do you know any high school or college kids looking to study in a technology-based field during college? Can they use a $2,500 scholarship? If so, you need to share this information with them right away!

Any questions?

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