BDPA Chicago High School Computer Competition Team
This document describes the High School Computer Competition Team (HSCCT) program of BDPA
Chicago. The guidelines and provisions are separate and independent of the scholarship program provided
by BDPA National. The HSCCT program is the premiere high school program of BDPA. There are two
scholarship levels in the program.
Midway through high school computer competition training, the top ten students will be identified. These
students are eligible to receive a $500.00 college scholarship. In order to become vested in the scholarship,
students must complete their training. Training is not complete until the students that will represent the
chapter at the national competition have been identified.
The five students that are selected to represent the chapter at the national competition are eligible to receive
an additional $1000.00 college scholarship for a total award of $1,500.00 for the program year. In order to
become vested in the scholarship, students must participate in all national competition activities and not
incur any behavioral infractions traveling to, during, or returning from the competition.
The scholarship awarded by BDPA Chicago is separate and apart from any scholarships awarded by
National BDPA. Students must meet the criteria and follow the process defined by the BDPA Education
and Technology Foundation in order to receive their awards earned from the National organization.
It is the mission of BDPA Chicago to support full-time college students planning to attend four year
universities. A full time student has a minimum of a twelve credit hour load or equivalent measure.
Scholarships are intended for students pursuing their undergraduate degrees. The chapter encourages
students to major in: Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Natural
Sciences, or Business. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA to be eligible to receive a scholarship.
Students may also attend accredited junior colleges. The classes taken must be evaluated by the BDPA
Director of Education to ensure they are in pursuit of their general college education requirements.
Scholarships may not be awarded for attendance to trade schools or any school that has lost their
accreditation without the express approval of the board of directors of BDPA Chicago.
The chapter disburses scholarship funds every September and February. The appropriate paperwork must
be received by the chapter Treasurer no later than August 31st and December 31st respectively.
Disbursements may not exceed $1000.00 except in the student’s last semester of school. Scholarships
expire six years after they are earned.
As provided in the chapter bylaws, students may choose to receive their scholarship directly or have their
school receive the funds. Students must submit: the BDPA Chicago Scholarship Disbursement form, a
copy of their college registration, and a document that shows their overall GPA. First semester freshman
must submit proof of their overall high school GPA. In subsequent semesters, students must provide their
overall college GPA.
Exceptions to these policies must be requested in writing and submitted to the board of directors of BDPA