2018 Scholarships

GHC 18 Scholarship applications will open late January 2018.

GHC scholarships provide funds for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty to attend the three-day celebration. In 2017, over 650 Scholars attended GHC where they gained access to career and academic workshops, networking opportunities, and memories that will last a lifetime. Learn more about our GHC Scholarship program below, or contact us if you have further questions.

Here are some statistics about our GHC 17 Scholars:

  • We awarded Scholarships to 657 students and 22 faculty members.
  • 70% of our Student Scholars were undergraduates.
  • 30% of Student Scholars were graduate students.
  • 30% of all Scholars identified as an underrepresented minority.
  • 61% identified as a woman of color.
  • 38% were first generation college students.
  • Our Scholars came from 315 schools, 46 states, and 57 countries.

Learn more about our GHC 17 Scholars here.

Scholarship Details

Student and Faculty Scholarships include:

  • Individual Registration for the three day celebration
  • Hotel accommodations (arranged by AnitaB.org). Student Scholars will be assigned a roommate. Faculty Scholars will be assigned their own room
  • Airfare booked and paid for by AnitaB.org 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 when you pick up your badge at GHC. Scholars pay upfront for travel day meals and taxis/shuttles 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 celebration (September 2018). Those graduating prior to the celebration 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, human-computer interaction, math, or physics.
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in computer science.
  • You cannot have been an AnitaB.org-GHC Scholarship recipient in 2017.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age by September 24, 2018.
  • You cannot accept more than one scholarship to attend GHC.
  • If you receive a scholarship and do not notify AnitaB.org that you cannot attend prior to the celebration, 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 and their community.

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 AnitaB.org that you cannot attend prior to the celebration, 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 and community.

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.

AnitaB.org-Heinz College Partnership

In addition to the GHC Scholarship, we also offer the AnitaB.org-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 AnitaB.org, 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. Part-time students in the college’s Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program will receive a 30% tuition reduction scholarship. Learn more about the scholarship here.

AnitaB.org is a strategic partner of Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College.