Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. – Maya Angelou

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  • 2020 ACPE K-12 Scholarship Form is Open for Submissions – Please Forward as Appropriate

    For 2020, the Association of Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) may allocate up to $10,000 for scholarships of up to $2,000 each for students in Oregon and Washington. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who have been actively involved in the use of technology during their high school careers and are planning to pursue studies in a technology-related field.  

    The 2020 ACPE Scholarship application is open at

    • Applications must have been submitted in this online form before 5 p.m. on February 28, 2020.  
    • Incomplete applications are not considered. 
    • Only successful applicants will be notified via email by April 15, 2020.

    In order to qualify, you must:

    • currently, be a senior at an Oregon or Washington K–12 public or private educational institution
    • have demonstrated high interest and innovative use of technology during your high school career
    • have demonstrated some community/school involvement, preferably with a technology focus
    • plan to pursue studies in a technology-related field to obtain the minimum of a two-year degree
    • provide a description, that includes a reflection of your learning form a technology project you have completed, and provide a link that documents and demonstrates your technology project.
    • have completed the online Scholarship Application

    The award will be paid to the college/school of the awardee’s choice. Awardees will be asked to provide a short video to be shown at the conference (ACPE Conference, May 6-8, 2020) when the scholarship awards are announced during our business luncheon. 

    Contact and mailing information:

  • Monday, December 2, 2019

    Today is the start of the 10th consecutive year of the Google Code-in (GCI) contest for teens. We anticipate this being the biggest contest yet!

    The Basics

    What is Google Code-in?
    Our global, online contest introducing students to open source development. The contest runs for seven weeks until January 23, 2020.
    Read more HERE!

  • The Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) program connects motivated high school students with mentors in pre-professional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) internships.

    Internships are eight-week, full-time summer positions, designed by mentors themselves. These internships take place throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, including Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, and Vancouver. Mentor organizations include universities, hospitals and research institutions and private companies. 

    Heads up, the 2020 ASE Application is officially open. Keep checking back, as they continue to post internship positions throughout the winter. The application deadline is Friday, March 6th 2020.

    Let me know what I can do to support you in applying. I’m happy to point you to resources with this process.

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