Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Grant Recipient: BDPA Cleveland ($539)

BDPA Cleveland Computer Camp
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) approved a $539 funding request from BDPA Cleveland chapter earlier this month. The funds are needed by the chapter in order to support its Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. The chapter is engaged in active STEM-based training of high school students in web-based programming and general computer skills. The chapter plans to bring a number of these students to the Midwest Regional HSCC and IT Showcase held on June 11, 2011 in Cincinnati as well as the 2011 National BDPA HSCC championship held later this year in Chicago.

BETF was able to review and approve this funding request within 24 hours because the chapter followed the simple 7-step funding process laid out on our website. Our hope is that all 45 local BDPA chapters will aggressively pursue funding sources and opportunities in concert with BETF over the coming weeks and months.

This particular funding request was spearheaded by BDPA Cleveland chapter president Henry Wiggins, chapter past president Ken Wilson and chapter SITES coordinator Sylvia Calhoun.

BDPA Cleveland chapter hopes to be in a position to provide college scholarships to some of the students in their SITES program. Perhaps you can help these young people continue to pursue their interest in technology?

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