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 June 15, 2015 in order to be eligible. Incomplete applications will not be considered!

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