Monsanto Company is proud to partner with Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) to provide $10,000 in annual scholarships to students with an interest in pursuing or continuing a 4 year academic program related to Information Technology (IT). The Monsanto Scholarships for BDPA Students will provide four $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school or college students to assist with their studies.

The scholarships will be offered at both the national and local level:

  • Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded through the National BDPA organization
  • Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded through the St. Louis BDPA chapter with an emphasis on High School Computer Competition (HSCC) past or present team members

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Be a member of BDPA
  • Be a graduating high school senior or college student in good academic standing and must have at least 1 year of study left in their 4 year college program
  • Demonstrate academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Complete the Monsanto BDPA Scholarship application packet
  • Must not be related to any employee actively working in Monsanto

Complete Monsanto BDPA Scholarship Application packet must include:

  • Complete Scholarship Application Form
  • Current transcript
  • Essay on "How has Information Technology impacted Agriculture" (500 words max)
  • Passport size photo

Download application at http://www.betf.org/scholarships/monsanto.shtml

All application materials must be RECEIVED on or before July 15, 2014 in order to be eligible. Incomplete applications will not be considered!

Monsanto will announce the scholarship winners during the 2014 National BDPA Technology Conference in Indianapolis, IN.

For more information, please contact:
BDPA Education Technology Foundation
4423 Lehigh Road #277
College Park, Maryland 20740

Phone: 513.284.4968
Fax: 202.318.2194
E-mail: scholarships@betf.org