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BDPA Philadelphia HSCC Scholarship Fund

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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation via Crowdrise
February 22, 2015

Help us provide college scholarships for the #BDPA Philadelphia chapter HSCC team!  See more

BENEFITING: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

EVENT DATE: Aug 06, 2016

THE STORY:

BDPA Philadelphia chapter plans to give out $1,000 scholarships each of the five (5) students that earn a spot on the city's national team competing at the 32nd annual BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships being held Aug 10-13, 2016 in Indianapolis. The mission of the BDPA Philadelphia chapter is to support local information technology (IT) professionals and increase the number of historically under-represented persons of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas.

This Crowdrise Project seeks to raise $5,000 to fully fund these college scholarships for the 2016 HSCC team.  Secondly, we hope is that we can find 10 people to join our fundraising team.

BDPA prepares for the annual HSCC through SITES (Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship) a computer instructional program available to Philadelphia area students in grades 8 through 12. Participating students receive quality instruction in basic computer skills, computer programming languages, website development, database design public speaking, and career development.

The BDPA High School Computer Competition, (HSCC), was founded in 1986 by Dr. Jesse Bemley, of Washington, D.C. What started as a two-team event between Washington DC and Atlanta has grown to an annual championship in which 47 teams from around the nation are eligible to compete. It's all designed to introduce our youth (entering 8th through 12th grades) to the field of Information Technology, encourage them to seek higher levels of education, and groom many of them to become our next generation of IT professionals.

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE and FUN

Providing students with education, experience and fun is what the HSCC event is all about. The competition has three parts: Team oral exam, Individual written test, and Team website development. The highlight of the event, is the 7 hour requirements based website and database design and development competition.

Through involvement in the competition, students will gain practical experience in the design of web based applications, programming languages, requirements gathering, needs analysis and test & development. In addition, they will also develop skills in communication, leadership, teamwork, fundraising and time management.

DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE and MORE

One of the primary concerns of industry today is that many engineering students (of all majors) are entering the workforce with little or no practical knowledge or design experience.

BDPA student competitions and projects are an important key to help prepare students to be effective professional IT professionals.

On the morning of the Computer Competition, teams are given a project and challenged to design and develop a web application during the next seven hours.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$2,087

MONEY RAISED
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  • Wayne Hicks

    $10

  • Howard James

    $100

  • Harvey Christopher Miller

    $50

  • Eloise Young

    $10

  • Hayward West

    $15

  • Eileen Gadsden

    $20

  • Kimberly Davis

    $500

  • Monica Ellis-Gorham

    $30

  • Wayne Hicks

    $10

  • Curtis Jenkins

    $200

  • Mary Anne Lowery

    $250

  • Monique Berry

     

  • Keith Floyd

    $25

  • Jamilah Talton

    $50

  • Wayne Hicks

    $12

  • Eileen Gadsden

    $30

  • Allan Frank

    $500

  • Homewood Suites - Valley Forge

    $50

  • JCW Computer Consulting, LLC

    $100

  • Jamilah Talton

    $50

  • Homewood Suites - Valley Forge

    $25

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42% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,087 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

BDPA Education and Technology Found...

Amount Raised

$1,870

 

37% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jamilah Talton

Amount Raised

$112

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Eileen Gadsden

Amount Raised

$40

Fundraiser Title

Monica Ellis-Gorham

Amount Raised

$30

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Wayne Hicks

Amount Raised

$20

 

4% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hayward West

Amount Raised

$15

Donor Comments

Homewood Suites - Valley Forge

Homewood Suites - Valley Forge

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jamilah Talton

Jamilah Talton

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

JCW Computer Consulting, LLC

JCW Computer Consulting, LLC

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Homewood Suites - Valley Forge

Homewood Suites - Valley Forge

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Allan Frank

Allan Frank

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Eileen Gadsden

Eileen Gadsden

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Wayne Hicks

Wayne Hicks

DONATION: $12

...in honor of past Philadelphia chapter president Priscilla Wynn-Brown! 5 years ago

Jamilah Talton

Jamilah Talton

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Keith Floyd

Keith Floyd

DONATION: $25

Our students are awesome! 5 years ago

Monique Berry

Monique Berry

5 years ago