Students Step-by-step Guide

For all Students

Step 1: Learn all you can about the Anita Borg Institute and our famous Grace Hopper Celebration. Find us on social media and follow #GHC17 to see updates.

Step 2: Apply for a GHC Scholarship. See next section for more details.

  • We also recommend applying for other scholarships programs to attend GHC such as Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. These programs are not part of the ABI Scholarship program, so check for more information on those programs with the company offering the scholarships.
  • Check with your department as they may have funding for you to attend GHC.

Step 3: If you’re a researcher, apply to be a Poster Presenter and participate in the ACM Student Research Competition.

Step 4: If you didn’t get a GHC Scholarship, consider applying to be a Hopper.

Step 5: Register to attend GHC 17. Students have a discounted registration price of $450.

Step 6: Book your hotel and flights (or, if you’re going with a group from your university, talk to your department to find out if they are arranging for this). You’ll want to arrive in time for the morning keynote on Wednesday and stay through Friday evening so you don’t miss the Friday Night Celebration!

Step 7: Join the ABI Communities:

Step 8: Attend GHC 2017.

For GHC Scholar Applicants

Step 1: Make sure you understand the benefits of a scholarship.

Step 2: Collect all of the items that you will need for your application. This includes:

  • A thoughtful personal essay
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member. Note: You will need to provide the name, institution, and email address of your recommender when you complete your GHC Scholar application. Your faculty recommender will be contacted directly to provide your recommendation letter.

Step 3: Submit your application by March 8, 2017.

Step 4: Follow up with your recommender to verify if they have submitted their letter on your behalf. Send them a nice thank you note for their time.

Step 5: Wait to hear from us. We expect to announce our decisions in May.