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We are pleased to announce opening of the application period for the 2012 Eli Lilly and Company Scholarship for BDPA Students. The purpose of the Lilly/BDPA Scholarship is to recognize outstanding ...

We are pleased to announce opening of the application period for the 2012 Eli Lilly and Company Scholarship for BDPA Students. The purpose of the Lilly/BDPA Scholarship is to recognize outstanding students of color, with an interest in Information Technology, who make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential, and make an impact on their communities through service to others. This year we will offer one scholarship at the National level and one scholarship at the Local level (BDPA Indianapolis Chapter). The eligibility requirements are outlined in the attached document. The deadline for application is July 1, 2012.

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Eli Lilly Scholarship for BDPA Students Eli Lilly Scholarship for BDPA Students Document Transcript

  • ELI LILLY AND COMPANY/BDPA SCHOLARSHIPSCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW:The purpose of the Eli Lilly and Company/Black Data Processing Associates(Lilly/BDPA) Scholarship is to recognize outstanding minority students, with an interestin information technology, who make significant contributions to society. Applicantsmust excel academically, show exceptional leadership potential, and make an impact ontheir communities through service to others.Lilly/BDPA Scholars will be awarded a one-time $2,500 scholarship that may be used topursue an information technology focused degree at an accredited four-year college oruniversity of their choice. The Lilly/BDPA scholarship may be used to supplementbenefits from the college or university a student plans to attend and fellowships fromother foundations or organizations. Students may use the scholarship to cover the cost oftuition, fees, books, room and board, and other college-related expenses.Scholarship winners will be selected based on the application, essay, and letters ofrecommendation.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:To be eligible for Lilly/BDPA National Scholarship, each applicant must: o Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States o Be a graduating high school senior or current college student in good standing at the time of their application. o Be a member of BDPA (if required, reference www.bdpa.org for membership information) o Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0) o Exhibit leadership ability through academic or civic involvement and participate in community service activities o Complete application packet, which must include the following: ▫ Application Form ▫ Current transcript ▫ One 500 word essay on “Why Information Technology is Important” ▫ Two letters of recommendation LILLY/BDPA SCHOLARSHIP PAGE 1 OF 4
  • To be eligible for Lilly/BDPA Local Scholarship, each applicant must: o Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States o Be a graduating high school senior or current college student in good standing at the time of their application. o Be a member of BDPA (if required, reference www.bdpa.org for membership information) and a participant in BDPA Indianapolis Chapter SITES (Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship Programs) o Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0) o Exhibit leadership ability through academic or civic involvement and participate in community service activities o Complete application packet, which must include the following: ▫ Application Form ▫ Current transcript ▫ One 500 word essay on “Why Information Technology is Important” ▫ Two letters of recommendationScholarships will be awarded only to students who fully meet the scholarshiprequirements. Only one scholarship will be awarded for the Lilly/BDPA NationalScholarship and only one scholarship for the Lilly/BDPA Local Scholarship.APPLICATION DEADLINES: The Lilly/BDPA Scholarship Program deadline is July 1, 2012. ° Applications and supporting materials must be in one packet and sent directly to Lilly, at the address listed below. ° All application materials must be “Received by” July 1, 2012. ° E-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered. ° Each applicant will be notified of the outcome: ▫ Non-winners will be sent a letter of appreciation from the Lilly/BDPA Scholarship committee ▫ Winners will be announced during the Student Luncheon at the 2012 National BDPA Technology Conference. Winners’ names will also be posted on the BDPA website. ▫ Awards will be distributed with confirmation of enrollment in an accredited four-year college or universityMAIL COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKAGE TO:Eli Lilly and CompanyAttn: Wilhelmenia RavenellLilly Corporate CenterDrop Code 2254Indianapolis, IN 46285For questions:ravenell_wilhelmenia@lilly.com LILLY/BDPA SCHOLARSHIP PAGE 2 OF 4
  • LILLY/BDPA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM Applicant InformationName:______________________________________________________________________ Last First MiddleAddress:____________________________________________________________________ Number & Street City State/ZipEmail Address:_______________________________________________________________Home Phone: (____)_______________Cellular Phone: (____)_________________Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Name(s):___________________________________________________________________________ Educational InformationHigh School Attended:__________________________________________________________ACT ______ SAT ______ Class Rank ____ Class Size ____ Cumulative GPA _________College Planning toAttend/Attending______________________________________________________________Planned Area of Study:_________________________________________________________ Honors and Activities1. List your school activities including dates of involvement and your role (officer, member, volunteer, etc.). List each activity separately.2. List all awards & honors that you have received. Provide the name or the award or honor, and the date of the recognition3. List your involvement in community service activities including name of the activity or event, location – city, & state, dates of activity, and your role. List each activity separately.4. Are you a member of BDPA? a. Yes ____ No ____5. If you are a BDPA member, are you a participant in the BDPA Indianapolis Chapter SITES program? a. Yes ____ No ____6. Are you participating in the 2012 BDPA High National Technology Conference? If yes, in what capacity? Application Package Checklist Application Form School Transcript One 500 word essay on “Why Information Technology is Important” Two letters of recommendation LILLY/BDPA SCHOLARSHIP PAGE 3 OF 4
  • SignaturesI hereby certify that I have provided true and accurate information on this application. I understand that themy grade point average, academic honors, extracurricular activities, and other related records will bereviewed by the Lilly/BDPA Scholarship Program committee for scholarship consideration. I herebyauthorize and consent to that review._________________________________________________ ________________ Signature of Applicant Date_________________________________________________ ________________ Signature of Parent or Guardian DateMail Completed Application Package to:Eli Lilly and CompanyAttn: Wilhelmenia RavenellLilly Corporate CenterDrop Code 2254Indianapolis, IN 46285For questions:ravenell_wilhelmenia@lilly.com*All application materials must be received by July 1, 2012 LILLY/BDPA SCHOLARSHIP PAGE 4 OF 4