The Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) is a wonderful opportunity for women in computing to network, celebrate their achievements, and gain the tools and resources they need to thrive in their fields. To help as many people as possible attend GHC, the Anita Borg Institute and our sponsoring organizations provide hundreds of scholarships to students and faculty in computing and tech. These scholarships cover travel, meals, hotel, and registration to ensure these exceptional scholars don’t miss out on this life-changing experience.
This year, we are sending a total of 657 student scholars to GHC 17, 61 of whom are international students. These students range from undergraduate students in their first year of college to graduate students earning their doctorate degrees. We offer plenty of sessions to meet the varying needs of these students, from our CRA-W sessions on thriving in graduate school to our Student Opportunity Lab where students can get quality career advice specific to their needs.
Our student scholars also come from diverse backgrounds. This year, we have scholars representing 58 different countries and 45 U.S. states. You can also see a breakdown of the race and ethnicity of our accepted students scholars in the chart below. We will be hosting numerous networking socials to celebrate our diverse groups of women technologists, including our Social Celebrating Women of Color in Technical Roles.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Student Scholars*||Percentage of Student Scholars**|
|African or African American/Black||93||14.16%|
|Alaska Native or American Indian/Native American||21||3.20%|
|Asian or Asian-American||262||39.88%|
|European or Euro-American/White||316||48.10%|
|Hispanic or Latinx||74||11.26%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||9||1.37%|
|Women of Color||459||70%|
We are also sending 22 faculty scholars to GHC, where they will learn how to further their careers as well as how to increase diversity within their departments. We will likewise offer multiple sessions aimed specifically at faculty, which you can view in our online schedule. You can view the race and ethnicity breakdown of our faculty scholars below.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Faculty Scholars*||Percentage of Faculty Scholars**|
|African or African American/Black||3||13.64%|
|Alaska Native or American Indian/Native American||2||9.09%|
|Asian or Asian-American||5||22.73%|
|European or Euro-American/White||12||54.55%|
|Hispanic or Latinx||5||22.73%|
|Women of Color||15||68.18%|
Congratulations to all of our GHC 17 Scholars! We can’t wait to meet you in Orlando!
Check out our Student and Faculty Scholars page to learn more about them.
*Numbers are based on scholars’ self-reported information. Those who indicated more than one race or ethnicity are counted in both categories.
**Percentages do not add up to 100 because scholars were able to select more than one category.
***Includes any scholar who selected African or African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and/or Native American.