$5,000 Ray Gendron/BICSI Cares Scholarship

The BICSI Board of Directors, along with BICSI President Michael Collins, RCDD, CCDA, NCE, and BICSI President-Elect Brian Ensign, RCDD, RTPM, NTS, OSP, CSI, have made scholarship funds available to the membership and their immediate families through the Ray Gendron/BICSI Cares College Scholarship. The BICSI Cares Board of Directors has been asked to administer this gracious gift. I know that I speak for all of us in extending our sincere thanks to BICSI.

The rules for awarding these funds are as follows:

  • The candidate must be either a BICSI member in good standing for a minimum of two (2) years or a member of that individual's immediate family.
  • The candidate's major must be in telecommunications/information and communications technology (ICT), or a related field.
  • The scholarship will apply to an accredited school, chosen by the candidate, for tuition and associated expenses. This school/university must be recognized and accepted by the Board of Directors.
  • Student must demonstrate a “C” or better average in their last year of completed education.
  • A transcript of the previous year must accompany the application.  
  • A one-page, double-spaced essay must be submitted. The topic of the essay should be a discussion of the candidate's specific area(s) of interest in telecommunications/information technology systems or related fields, and how the candidate plans to use his or her education to further that interest and the industry as a whole. This essay should not include the applicant’s name or school.
  • A successful applicant may reapply and be eligible in subsequent years.

The BICSI Cares Board of Directors will determine the number of scholarships and amounts awarded for the scholarships.

We invite all eligible candidates to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Please complete and return the scholarship application and essay, along with your transcript by July 31, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact BICSI at +1 813.979.1991 or 800.242.7405 (USA & Canada toll-free).


Peter Levoy, RCDD
Chair, BICSI Cares Committee

BICSI Next Generation Scholarship

The BICSI Next Generation scholarship was created in 2008 as a way to thank technical schools that allowed Region Meetings to be hosted in their facilities. The Next Generation scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in a college-level IT program. It represents the association’s focus to reach out to the next generation of IT, engineering and other ICT professionals to help them to achieve their knowledge-based goals.

Award Recipients
Rebecca Bullock, June 2008
Daniel Ferguson, October 2008
Hee Seob Jeong, August 2009
Caleb Davis, November 2009
William Sibley, November 2009
Ralph Colbeck, November 2009
Patrick Fordyce, April 2010
Raymond Ang, November 2010
Dusten Williams, November 2010