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Dr. Jesse Bemley Scholarship Fund

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August 24, 2016

These are winners of the 2016 National BDPA High School Computer Competition.   They are shown in this photo with Dr. Jesse Bemley and they  See more

BENEFITING: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

EVENT: Giving Tower Holiday Challenge

EVENT DATE: Aug 08, 2017

DAYS TO GO: 14

THE STORY:

Dr. Jesse Bemley, a former National BDPA Education Chairperson, developed the High School Computer competition (HSCC) program in 1986. BDPA has been engaged in coding and hack-a-thons for decades. Thousands of students have been impacted over the past 30 years by the vision of Dr. Bemley. Dr. Bemley noted the large number of minority students who had little or no computer literacy skills. With the ever-growing need to possess basic computer skills in the current job market, Dr. Bemley realized that in the future, individuals without these skills would be left with no employment opportunities.

Dr. Bemley has worked since the early 1980s to get students, especially from high school, involved in national and international computing and engineering conferences, meetings, conferences and symposia. He has written numerous articles on computer topics.

The purpose of this scholarship fund program is to serve as the vehicle for BDPA to increase the interest of minority youth in technology and to help facilitate the emergence of minorities into the technology industry. Chapters are invited to bring one team of students to compete in the HSCC at the National Conference event.

The top five winning teams win Jesse Bemley scholarships. The Jesse Bemley Scholarship goes to the top-performing high school student teams competing in the annual High School Computer Competition (HSCC) at the National BDPA Technology Conference. The top teams are those that received the highest team scores in the three phases of the HSCC competition (Oral, Written, and Programming competitions).

We have given out over $250,000 in college scholarships to 130 high-performing students in this annual computer competition! This is our first time using the #GivingTuesday process to help raise money!

$900

MONEY RAISED
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  • Wayne Hicks

    $100

  • Liz Crockett Hicks

    $50

  • Brendin D. Tarpley

    $100

  • Lonnie Emard and IT-oLogy

    $50

  • Tyrone T. McKinney/BDPA NY

    $100

  • Aaron Crosson

    $100

  • Gloria Mitchell-Piper

    $100

  • Marian H. Carrington

    $200

  • Timothy Oliver

    $100

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18% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $900 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

BDPA Education and Technology Found...

Amount Raised

$450

 

9% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Wayne Hicks

Amount Raised

$450

Donor Comments

Timothy Oliver

Timothy Oliver

DONATION: $100

Happy to support the Cincinnati chapter of the BDPA and their outstanding work advancing exposure to technology in the area. 2 years ago

Marian H. Carrington

Marian H. Carrington

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Gloria Mitchell-Piper

Gloria Mitchell-Piper

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Aaron Crosson

Aaron Crosson

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Tyrone T. McKinney/BDPA NY

Tyrone T. McKinney/BDPA NY

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Lonnie Emard and IT-oLogy

Lonnie Emard and IT-oLogy

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Brendin D. Tarpley

Brendin D. Tarpley

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Liz Crockett Hicks

Liz Crockett Hicks

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Wayne Hicks

Wayne Hicks

DONATION: $100

In honor of all things BDPA! 2 years ago