Monsanto BDPA Scholarship

Monsanto Scholarship

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 BDPA Scholarship 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
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Current transcript
  • Essay on “How can Information Technology be used to transform Urban Agriculture?” (500 words max)

The Monsanto BDPA Scholarship applications can be accessed online at:   

All application materials must be RECEIVED by June 15, 2017 in order to be eligible. Incomplete applications will not be considered!

Monsanto will announce the scholarship winners during this year's National BDPA Technology Conference.

For more information, please contact:
BDPA Education Technology Foundation
Phone: 513.284.4968
Fax: 202.318.2194