- ABOUT GHC SCHOLARSHIPS
- PREPARING FOR THE APPLICATION
- RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE FUNDING
- HOTEL INFORMATION
About GHC Scholarships
The GHC Scholarship program seeks to broaden the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computing by enabling a wide variety of students and faculty, who otherwise may not have the means, to attend and participate in the Grace Hopper Celebration.
- Undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from around the world are encouraged to apply. The GHC Scholarships for students cover a combination of conference registration, meals, lodging, and fixed amount of travel reimbursement funds.
- Faculty, at all levels, are also encouraged to apply. The GHC Scholarship for faculty covers conference registration only. These scholarships are made possible by the Anita Borg Institute.
If you have questions about the GHC Scholarships please contact Tina Pratt.
GHC Scholarships for students are made possible by industry sponsors, a generous grant from the National Science Foundation and individual donations. If your organization is interested in sponsoring scholarships please contact Cara de Urioste.
The 2013 GHC Scholarship application is now closed. We are still accepting letters of recommendation until May 22nd. Notifications will be sent out in July.
Preparing for the Application
Applicants are asked to submit an essay, résumé/CV, GPA (grade point average) or class rank, and letter of reference (to be uploaded by your reference). Only undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are required to submit a letter of reference. To view the sample application form click here.
Four Tips when Applying for a GHC Scholarship:
- Ask for letters of reference early: Don’t surprise your professors; give them several weeks to write your letters of recommendation to ensure that they have time to write you the best letter possible. Letters of recommendation are due by May 15, 2013.
- Edit thoroughly! Work on your application over time before submitting it. Have a friend review your essay and resume. Be sure to read over your application one or two final times to make sure that all the information is right, spelling is correct, and you haven’t forgotten anything.
- Seek out resources for additional funding: Partial funding strengthens your application because it allows us to sponsor more women to attend GHC. Please review the Recommendations for Funding listed below to find ideas about seeking out additional funding.
- Estimate your travel costs: If you’re near Minneapolis, consider alternative methods of travel that may be cheaper or more convenient than flying: carpool with other students, rent a Zip Car or fleet car from your university, or take a bus or train.
Recommendations for Alternative Funding
- 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.
- Have your group brainstorm names of people to approach regarding funding for GHC 2013 and then explore ways to approach them.
- Approach your department and suggest that they consider becoming an Academic Sponsor for the conference. Discounted registration for student is a major benefit of Academic Sponsorship.
- Apply to be a Hopper (volunteer). Hoppers work at the Grace Hopper Celebration in exchange for free conference registration. Applications will open in July. More information coming soon.
Please note that as a U.S. based organization, we must comply with all applicable U.S. laws and regulations, including those regarding financial transactions with certain countries and individuals. We will contact you if these laws and regulations affect your scholarship or if we require more information to make such a determination.
You may obtain additional details regarding the laws and regulations referenced above by visiting the following web site: http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/.