Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pierre Cireus Uses His Johnson & Johnson Scholarship at FAMU

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that Johnson & Johnson awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to nine (9) students. One of those students is Pierre Cireus from Tallahassee, Florida, who will use the scholarship to support his study of computer science at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU).

Pierre Cireus was born in Haiti in 1998, but he moved to the USA with his parents in 2007. He graduated high school with Honors in 2016 while I was enrolled in dual enrollment at Polk State College, a local community college.

Pierre Cireus * JnJ Scholar
Over the summer of 2017, Pierre interned at Ion Media in Clearwater, FL. Later that summer Pierre was in a study abroad program in Brazil, Sao Paulo. He is a growing linguist with fluency in four languages (English, Creole, Spanish, and Portuguese). He plans to graduate in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and then study abroad in pursuit of a masters in international business and interpretations.

We asked Pierre to share his thoughts on BDPA:

"My involvement in BDPA chapter is not very extensive. My University does not have a chapter of its own (hence I could not participate in all the activities), therefore I was simply adopted by BDPA Orlando a few months ago. Although, I have to say, the BDPA chapter offers a lot of opportunities for young African American men and women to learn and pursue an education, and that is how the BDPA chapter has impacted me."

BDPA is blessed to have such a young and talented student as a winner of the Johnson & Johnson Scholarship. We look forward to supporting Pierre's career as he seeks to advance his career in the technology industry!

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