The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in technology, today opened the student scholarship applications (for women students) for its flagship conference in India, the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 17. The scholarships will be awarded to deserving female graduates in the final year of their degree course, post-graduate and PhD students from computing, engineering and IT backgrounds. Scholarship recipients will get to attend the GHCI 17 conference on 16 and 17 November, 2017 in Bangalore. GHCI 17 is produced by the Anita Borg Institute (ABI) and presented in partnership with ACM India.
The GHCI Scholarship program aims to provide students from STEM an opportunity to learn, get inspired by role models and start an exciting career in technology. In 2016, 220 women students were awarded the GHCI Student Scholarship. The deadline for applying for a scholarship is 30 June, 2017.
The scholarship includes the full conference registration fee and meals. For outstation students, who do not reside in Bangalore, travel (by train/bus/air) will be reimbursed up to a maximum of Rs. 2,250 and accommodation arrangements will also be made.
Scholarship recipients also get access to GHCI’s Student Career Fair (for women students only), where bright and dynamic students can meet top recruiters from global technology companies. Students can explore internships as well as full-time job opportunities. For more details and to apply visit: https://ghcindia.anitaborg.org/ghci-17-student-scholarships/
According the GHCI 16 Impact Report, 98% of the student respondents of the post event survey felt inspired after attending GHCI 16 and 95% were committed to pursuing a technology career.
“Building a career is all about making the most of opportunities and at GHCI that is what we are providing young talented students. They can attend sessions on the most exciting technologies, see live demos, connect with role models and network with senior business leaders and experts from the industry. The Career Fair is a great opportunity to interact with leading technology companies and starting a tremendous career in tech,” said Geetha Kannan, Managing Director Anita Borg Institute (ABI) India.