2017 Scholarships

Scholarships are closed. See our GHC 17 Scholars.

In 2016, over 500 students and faculty attended GHC because of scholarships. GHC is a great opportunity to connect with other women in computing and innovative organizations, hear stories from peers and experts, and get quality career advice specific to your needs. Contact us if you have questions.

Scholarship Details

Student and Faculty Scholarships include:

  • Individual Registration for the three day conference
  • Hotel accommodations (Student Scholars will be assigned a roommate. Faculty Scholars will be assigned their own room)
  • Meal card for use at the convention center during the conference
  • Airfare booked and paid for by Anita Borg Institute Travel Consultant
  • Travel stipend (if used wisely, stipend will cover transportation costs to and from the airport, baggage fees, meals during travel, and other travel incidentals)
  • We will provide the stipend in the form of a debit card when you pick up your conference badge at GHC. Scholars pay upfront for travel day meals and taxi/shuttle to the GHC venue.

Student Eligibility

  • You must be a full time student enrolled in an accredited degree program at a college or university at the time of the conference (October 2017). Those graduating prior to the conference are not eligible unless accepted to another related degree program (such as a M.S. or Ph.D. program).
  • Show satisfactory progress toward a degree such as, but not limited to, computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics.
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in computer science.
  • You cannot have been an ABI-GHC Scholarship recipient in 2016.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age by October 1, 2017.
  • You cannot accept more than one scholarship to GHC.
  • If you receive a scholarship and do not notify ABI that you cannot attend prior to the conference, you will not be eligible in future years as this takes a scholarship away from another student that could have attended.

What are we looking for in a student scholar?

  • Student scholars are active in their community.
  • GHC will have an impact on the scholar and the message they take back to school.

Faculty Eligibility

  • You must be teaching at an accredited college or university at the time of the conference. We do not award scholarships to High School teachers, as the conference does not provide programming for K-12.
  • You must teach in a degree program such as, but not limited to, computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics.
  • If you receive a scholarship and do not notify ABI that you cannot attend prior to the conference, you will not be eligible in future years as this takes a scholarship away from another faculty that could have attended.

What are we looking for in a faculty scholar?

  • Faculty scholars mentor female students.
  • Scholars are active in computing community, providing support to computing clubs and/or organizations.
  • GHC will have an impact on the scholar and the message they take back to school.

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 this website.

ABI-Heinz College Partnership

In addition to the GHC Scholarship, we also offer the ABI-Heinz College Partnership Program. This program is designed for students who have successfully completed their bachelor’s degree, have been named a GHC Scholar by ABI, and are interested in obtaining a master’s degree from the Heinz College. GHC Scholars who are accepted into Master’s programs at the Heinz college are eligible for tuition scholarships of a minimum of $6,000 per semester. Learn more about the scholarship here.