Saturday, April 2, 2011

Grant Recipient: National BDPA ($1,873)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) recently approved grant disbursement of $1,873 to National BDPA. National BDPA requested the funds to cover the cost of three (3) officials from the national Member Services business area to attend the annual Student Information Technology Education & Scholarships (SITES) coordinator meeting held on November 5-6, 2010 in Naples, Florida.

This meeting benefited all BDPA students and chapters that participate in the 2011 SITES program. The students benefit because they participate in a STEM-based training program that is comprehensive, well organized, and provides them the opportunity to better prepare for entering the workforce upon their graduation from college. The chapters benefit because they are provided necessary learning tools and a curriculum that is consistent across all chapters, thereby providing their students with a common background that will assist them in preparing for the annual training and competition.

There were 10 BDPA chapters in attendance at the meeting. Those 10 chapters were: Baton Rouge, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Southern Minnesota, Twin Cities and Washington DC.

The funds used to make this grant disbursement to National BDPA originated from the $25,000 award received last year from American Honda Foundation.

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