‘MAKING A CHOICE’ Preparing High School Students For Global Advancements In Information TechnologyBETF ENDOWMENT FUNDING CAMPAIGN
BETF (BDPA Education and Technology BDPA CHAPTERS Alabama Foundation) is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity. Arizona Arkansas California (2) Established in 1992 to financially support 21st Colorado century student education and technology Connecticut Delaware initiatives within BDPA local chapters across the Florida (3) Georgia (2) United States. Illinois (2) Indiana (2) Kentucky Maryland BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) was Massachusetts founded in 1975 from the concern that minorities Minnesota (2) Michigan were not adequately represented in the Missouri (2) Nevada workforce of the new and emerging computer New Jersey industry. New York (2) North Carolina (2) Ohio (5) Today, BDPA is a professional membership Pennsylvania (2) Rhode Island organization that encourages and helps to South Carolina (2) Tennessee (3) prepare high school and college students pursue Texas (3) careers in or related to Information Technology. Virginia Washington Washington, DC WisconsinFor More InformationBETF.org | BDPA.org
It Starts With A Students Choice To Want To Learn More Student Information Annual National IT National High School Technology Education Showcase Computer Competition and Scholarship (SITES) The Annual BDPA National Alumni Information Technology (IT) & National High School The mission of the HSCC Showcase allows student Computer Competition Alumni Program is to help presenters from educational (HSCC) actualize the BDPA continuum institutions across the United Throughout the year, local of taking our community "from States to showcase their research chapters conduct SITES the classroom to the papers by presenting and training programs for the youth boardroom" by maintaining demonstrating their findings. in their communities. These contact with HSCC Alumni programs are designed to throughout their college years expose teens to the concepts of and beyond. computers and give them the expertise to develop web applications. Partial Programs ListBETF FACT - BETF addresses the dilemma that educational, technical and career opportunities still reach the African-American, minority and under-served communities at a very slow pace.
Our Choice Is To Help Those Students Go To College Dr. Jesse Bemley Bank of America Eli Lilly Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund Scholarships Fund University of Christian Brothers University United States Military Academy Illinois MIT Pratt Institute University of Washington Hampton St. Cloud Hofstra University University State College Pasadena University of Connecticut Michigan State University City College University of Washington Fordham University University of Tennessee - Knoxville University of California State - University of LA University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Michigan Davidson University of Tennessee, Knoxville Valdosta State University College Stony Brook, University of Auburn State University of New York Illinois-Urbana University at Montgomery New York Institute of Technology University of Tennessee Hudson Valley Community College The University of Connecticut University of California, San Diego Rochester Institute of Technology Vanderbilt DePaul Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute University University Polytechnic University Fort Valley State University University of Illinois - Urbana - Champaign Hampton Rochester and Community Technical Dartmouth University College College Illinois Wesleyan University Southern Polytechnic State University University of Cincinnati Partial ListBETF FACT - Since 1992, BETF has awarded scholarships to high school students to assist with their continued education atover 100 colleges and universities across the country.
Join Our Efforts Because Your Choice Will Make A Difference Through it’s Endowment Funding Campaign, BETF seeks to establish relationships with individuals and families who recognize the importance of higher education and information technology as positive choices for the youth in their communities to be successful. Financial contributions to BETF are 100% tax-deductible.BETF FACT - Your personal choice to make an annual contribution will provide scholarships to high school students that madea choice to participate in the BDPA training initiatives.
Your Choice To HelpWill Make The Student’s Choice Easier SITESEndowment • Funds used to support the preparation, participation and performance of 30 HSCC Fund teams per year at rate of $10,000 per Chapter GOAL: Increase SITES endowment fund to five million dollars over a five year period. Bemley • Contributions will support 4-year scholarshipScholarship grants for students of the top five HSCC teams attending post secondary educational Fund institution. GOAL: Increase Bemley fund by one million dollars.
Scholarship Awards Summary Your Choice Continues To Support More Students Scholarships $30,000 Bemley $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 Bank of $10,000 America $5,000 Ernst & $0 Young Year BDPA SITES Program SITES Program $85,000 $80,000 $75,000 Funds Awarded $70,000 $65,000 $60,000 2006 2007 2008 YearBETF FACT - BETF has for many years provided funding for the advancement and continuing education ofAfrican-American and minority high school students throughout the United States.
They Made A “They taught me that companies are looking for leaders and you have to be Good Choice able to go out there and present yourself. Thanks to HSCC, I am now “I cannot put into words how much I grew more sociable and outgoing than I ever as an IT professional, but just as a person thought I would be. I have been interacting with an organization that had a practicing my networking skills with the family feel to it. There are so many faculty around the school as a senior positives about being on a HSCC team; I do not even know where to begin. You this year, and I can honestly testify to learn teambuilding skills; working with a you that opportunities definitely come to deadline, presentation skills, leadership those who seek! “ development, research/creative skills, networking skills…the list is almost Monique Jones (Charlotte, 2008) endless.” Evan Hilliard (Charlotte, 2000-2001) “I built websites for my school and “I received a scholarship award from became a Graphic User Interface Bank of America that has greatly Programmer for the Black Data benefited me in my college career. The Processing Associates’ High most memorable thing from my years School Computer Competition participating with HSCC is all of the Detroit chapter, discovering the friends that I have made. I have met vast creative perspectives in the so many unforgettable people not only field of IT technology on a from Richmond, but also from across nationwide competitive level.” the country.” Karole Johnson (Richmond, 2006) Darius Gaines (Detroit, 2006)BETF FACT - Our students are achieving their dreams and are developing the necessary skills to compete in the globalworkplace of tomorrow. To learn more directly from the students themselves, visit BETF.org.
Their Choice Provides a Solid Return on Investment “You have eight hours to create an online DVD rental store: “READY..SET..GO!” The doors were closed and locked shut. Suddenly “I would later learn that the BDPA national competition was a good experience for there I was...a tiny Latina from college, as I had to learn several new Boston in a large, strange, hotel programming languages while in college in a ballroom in Dallas, Texas. I left that short time span…when I arrived at Rice, Texas ballroom with the confidence someone from the admission office greeted to succeed. I started a web design me…she immediately identified me as the company and have worked with person who competed in a national computer major organizations such as the programming competition… She went on to Museum of Science and Intel tell me that the competition really Computer Clubhouse, a global distinguished my application from others and organization that gives minority was one of the main reasons why Rice accepted me. The door that the BDPA helped children the opportunity to learn open at Rice subsequently led to other doors computer technology.” being opened, which enabled me to complete my PhD in Computer Science at Rice Julia Berg (Boston, 2004) University.” Mackale Joyner, Ph. D (Kansas City, 1996)BDPA FACT - BDPA also helps students in the transition from college to the work force via our College Student/Young Professionalprograms. To learn more about each of the training programs, visit BDPA.org.
Continuing Education is “After my BDPA High School Computer Competition days were over, I went on to The Best Choice study Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy at Michigan State University, with second specialization in the French language. Though I did not intend to follow the IT track, I did manage to work “When I was a student, we programmed throughout college in IT (mainly in GW-Basic. And yet, the spirit of the networking) to help pay my way through. competition remains as strong today as I decided that I wanted to immerse it did back then. I have seen the myself in the language, so I moved to program evolve to stay relevant, and yet France for a year to study French history maintain Dr. Bemley’s vision of a and literature. And here I am, working in competition that provides exposure to the IT department at the New York Stock technology and professionalism. I am Exchange/Euronext Paris office.“ currently the head of Information Security for D/FW International Airport. I Veronica Taylor (Detroit, 1999-2000) have held several posts within BDPA (National Youth Technology Camp Coordinator, BETF Scholarship Administrator, and Chapter HSCC Coordinator).“ Chris Johnson (Dallas, 1992-1993)BDPA FACT – We train students from historically disadvantaged communities to learn advanced computer science andcommunity responsibility.
‘Making A Choice’ Working Together, Preparing High School Students For Global Advancements In Information Technology Thank you! BETF (Business, Education and Technology Foundation) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit founded in1992 to financially support the education and technical programs within BDPA local chapters across the United States. BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) was founded in 1975 from the concern that minorities were not adequately represented in the Information technology industry.BETF ENDOWMENT FUNDING CAMPAIGN
Contribution Options ‘Making A Choice’ Preparing High School Students for Global Advancements in Information Technology Donate by credit card online using our secure My gift of: $______________ donation form Unrestricted or Restricted to one of the following: Donate by credit card via fax Bemley Scholarship Fund Donate by credit card over the phone Student IT Education & Scholarship [SITES] Donate by credit card via postal mail BDPA Chapter: Donate via Matching Gift Program My employer: Will Will not Donate via United Way at work match my contribution Credit Card __________Invoice Me BDPA Education Technology Foundation 4423 Lehigh Road #277 Name: College Park, MD 20740 Address: Phone: 513-284-4968 Fax: 202-318-2194 City: State Zip: Attn: BETF Endowment Campaign Phone: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: www.betf.orgJ OIN O UR E FFORTS B ECAUSE Y OUR C HOICE W ILL M AKE A D IFFERENCE.