Information for 2009 Scholarship Recipients
If your scholarship includes travel reimbursement funds, please submit your expense report by November 1, 2009.
Checks will be mailed to scholars in the US and Canada. Wire transfers will be processed for scholars outside of the US and Canada (unless a check is specifically requested).
You are responsible for any costs incurred that exceed your travel award amount.
Be sure to read the Reimbursement Instructions, then print and submit:
See your hotel assignment and confirmation number. For privacy purposes, you are listed by your conference registration number.
You will be staying at either the:
Marriott University Park Hotel
880 E Second Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park
445 S. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
A conference shuttle will take you back and forth between your hotel and the conference at the JW Marriott.
Check in time is 3:00 pm, check out time is 12:00 pm at both hotels.
We could not honor roommate requests if you requested someone who was not a scholarship recipient, or someone who had different check in/out days.
You will be sharing a room with one other scholarship recipient.
For urgent matters, contact Rachelle Siskin.
Now that you know where you are staying, please make a shuttle reservation to/from the airport. Complete details are posted on our hotel/travel page.
See the Student Scholarships FAQ page
About the Scholarships
GHC scholarships cover a combination of conference registration, most meals, hotel accomodations for four nights, and fixed amount of travel reimbursement funds. The majority of scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, however, junior faculty, members of non-governmental organizations, and non-profits are eligible to apply.
Applications for 2009 Grace Hopper Scholarships are no longer being accepted. Applicants were asked to submit an essay, résumé/CV, GPA, class rank, and letter of reference. Scholarship decisions were emailed to applicants on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 10 am PST. Applicants can check the status of their application by logging into their scholarship account. If applicants need to update information or have questions, please contact the Scholarship Committee. We recommend that you subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date on any new information and upcoming deadlines.
Recommendations for Additional Funding
In the past, many applicants have received substantial matching funds from their departments or sponsoring companies. We suggest that:
- 1. You assume a leadership role by contacting several of the women in your computer science classes or women-in-computing organization, telling them that you intend to consult with a member (or members) of your department who support(s) gender equity.
- 2. Approach your department and suggest that they consider becoming an Academic Underwriter for the conference. Students scholarships are a benefit of Academic sponsorship.
- 3. All of the women in your group meet to brainstorm names of people to approach, regarding funding for GHC 2009, and then explore ways to approach them.