New Scholarship and discounted Opportunities for Women, Girls and Minorities in Tech

New Scholarship and discounted Opportunities for Women, Girls and Minorities in Tech

Ladies in Tech! Don’t Miss Out. Save the Dates.

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Girls, female college students, faculty members, and individuals from underrepresented groups are all covered under these three scholarship and discounted prospects from Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, Grace Hopper Celebration, and OpenAi Scholars.

Girls who code Summer Immersion Program

Dates: Vary per location / 7- weeks

Locations: Multiple States

Application Deadline: March 16th, 2018

The Girls Who Code summer immersion program is scheduled to last seven weeks. It focuses on tenth and eleventh grade girls with interest in technology and a desire to learn.

The program will be available in about 12 locations around the United States. It is free, and offers up to $1000 to cover the cost of living and commuting. Lunch and laptops are also provided.

The application involves one question and doesn’t require grades nor recommendations. Do not waste time. Apply for your eligible child now and let your friends and nieces know about it.

 

Grace Hopper Celebration 2018 Registration #GHC18

Date: September 26 – 28, 2018

Location: George R. Brown Convention Center – Houston, Texas

General Registration Deadline: July 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM PT

Student Discount: ~ 60%

Academic Discount: ~ 48%

The Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) is an annual gathering of women in technology around the world. By far the largest, and it is an initiative of the Anita Borg Institute (ABI). I am a proud GHC scholar and back when I attended on November 2015 there were about 12,000 participants. Last year, there was a record 18,000 people and about 20,000 participants are expected this year. The clear majority of the attendees, of course, are women.

As a participant, I enjoyed all the amazing opportunities such as networking, career fair, career and academic workshops, visit to nearby sites, and exclusive events by leading tech companies.

As a reminder, submission deadline for scholarship application has passed.  Don’t worry if you missed the scholarship deadline. This post is mainly for those of you who won’t be getting a scholarship but want to attend.

Eligible undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty members may benefit from the discounted prices. Tickets are on sale until July 18th, 2018. I can warn you from experience, these tickets sell out fast. Students get a 60% discount on tickets and individuals qualified for academic registration get close to 48% discount.

You can learn more about Anita Borg Institute, The Grace Hopper conference, and purchase your ticket on ABI’s website.

 

OpenAI Scholars

Date: June 04 – August 31, 2018

Location: Remote

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

To encourage diversity in AI field, OpenAi, a non-profit research company is currently accepting application for their upcoming 2018 OpenAI Scholars program. 6 to 10 lucky participants can expect:

  • $7.5k a month stipend for 3 months from June 4, 2018 to August 31, 2018.

  • Each scholar will receive $25,000 worth of credits from Amazon Web Services.

  • You’ll have a mentor who will provide at least an hour of mentorship via video call each week, answer your questions via chat/email, and work with you to design and execute a good project to stretch your skills.

  • There will be a group Slack with the scholars and mentors. If you’re in the Bay Area, we’ll optionally provide a desk for you at the OpenAI office.

To participate, you must be eligible to work in the United States, represent a minority group in science and engineering, understand calculus and can program in Python.  Apply Now.

 

Note that Single Moms Power has no affiliation with any of these organizations but does support their causes. Contact them directly for any inquiry.

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