How Do I Apply?

Read this carefully, follow instructions completely, and submit an application form.

WHAT IS THE ORGANIZATION?

Several years ago, the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) changed its name from the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA). DPMA was organized in the 1950’s dedicated to the improvement of the information technology profession in all areas of business, industry, science, education and government. One of the hallmarks of the Portland Chapter of DPMA was its annual scholarship to graduating high school students to assist them in entering the profession with a college degree. Since DPMA Portland Chapter is still registered as an Oregon Non-profit Corporation, a core group of its members decided to retain it as an organization for raising money to continue awarding scholarships. An annual golf tournament is held to raise the scholarship funds.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Graduating high school seniors from any high school in Oregon or Clark County, Washington.

HOW MUCH AND FOR WHAT?

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who enrolls in a major directly related to the Information Technology industry (i.e. CS, CIS) at any accredited institution in the states of Oregon or Washington. In addition to the initial scholarship award, there is a potential for an additional $500 award for each subsequent year the recipient qualifies.

AWARD BASIS:

These factors will be used to determine the winner/s (the priority will not necessarily be in this order):

  • Academic Performance
  • Information Technology related career goals
  • Counselor/Instructor Recommendations
  • Financial Need
  • Previous Experience/Interest in Information Technology (IT)
  • Completeness, neatness and presentation of application packet

DEADLINES:

Applications must be postmarked by MAY 31, 2017.

Award recipient(s) will be notified by JUNE 6, 2017.

ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION MUST BE INCLUDED, ALL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA MUST BE MET AND A SCHOOL COUSELOR SIGNATURE INCLUDED BEFORE AN APPLICATION CAN BE CONSIDERED AND PROCESSED.

Please direct inquires and applications to:

DPMA/pc Scholarship
Attn: Scholarship Chair
P.O. Box 61545
Vancouver, Washington 98666-1545