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BDPA Philadelphia HSCC Scholarship Fund

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November 24, 2010

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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 28th annual BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships being held Aug 1-4, 2012 in Baltimore. 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 2012 HSCC team.  Our 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 National 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, D.C. and Atlanta, Ga. has grown to an annual championship in which 45 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.

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To This Fundraiser

$20

MONEY RAISED
  • Wayne Hicks

    $10

  • Eloise Young

    $10

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4% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,087 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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BDPA Education and Technology Found...

Amount Raised

$1,870

 

37% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jamilah Talton

Amount Raised

$112

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Eileen Gadsden

Amount Raised

$40

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Monica Ellis-Gorham

Amount Raised

$30

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Wayne Hicks

Amount Raised

$20

 

4% Raised of $500 Goal

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Hayward West

Amount Raised

$15

Donor Comments

Eloise Young

Eloise Young

DONATION: $10

8 years ago

Wayne Hicks

Wayne Hicks

DONATION: $10

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