Scholarships

BDPA’s Scholarship Program provides a qualified returning college student or current high school student financial assistance for college tuition.  The program recognizes a student who exemplifies accomplishment in scholarship, leadership and service, including excellence in Computer Science or Engineering.  BDPA’s intent is to encourage students interested in computers to continue their education throughout college.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Email: scholarship@bdpasmn.org

Fax: 507-284-2597

Postal Mail: P. O. Box 6981, Rochester, MN 55903

  SELECTION: The selection process is a simple procedure:
  1. Applications will be reviewed to determine if applicants meet minimum requirements
  2. 500-700 Word Essay will be evaluated (if a previous applicant, no repeat topics will be accepted)
  3. Qualifying applicants must undergo an interview either in person or via teleconference conducted by a committee of BDPA members within two – four weeks of the application deadline
Beyond the minimum guidelines, students who apply must meet objective criteria successfully.  The objective criteria include scholarship, leadership and service guidelines, this application, an essay and an interview, either in person or via teleconference. APPLICATION 2015 BDPA Scholarship Flyer INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Review and complete the application with information as requested below
  2. Ensure compliance to the minimum requirements
  3. Refer any questions regarding the application or scholarship to the BDPA Scholarship Chairperson at (507) 261-5601 leaving your name and number.  Or email them to:scholarship@bdpasmn.org
  4. If you would like more information about BDPA, our website is: www.bdpasmn.org/home/
  5. Email, Fax or Postal Mail the completed application and essay to:
  COLLEGE: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Full time college student
  • Cumulative 3.0 grade point average
  • 2 Letters of recommendation from a professor, advisor, or department head.
  • Active participation in at least two types of organizations for one or more years
  • Continued Fall attendance at a college or university
  • Unofficial College transcript must be included.
DEADLINE:   Complete Application including Essay must be returned by July 15th, 2015 midnight!

BDPA – Scholarship Application – 2015

HIGH SCHOOL: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Full time high school senior
  • Cumulative 3.0 grade point average
  • Letter of recommendation from one teacher or counselor
  • Active participation in at least two types of organizations for one or more years
  • Fall attendance at a college or university
  • High School transcript must be included with ACT/SAT scores.
DEADLINE:   Complete Application including Essay must be returned by July 15th, 2015 midnight!