Anita Borg Institute invites applications for GHCI 2016 scholarships

June 9, 2016

Palo Alto, California headquartered Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organisation focused on the advancement of women in computing and technology, invites scholarship applications from women students for its flagship conference in India, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI) 2016. The deadline for applying for the scholarship is July 29, 2016. 
The scholarships will be awarded to deserving female undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students in computing and IT, to attend the GHCI 2016 conference from December 7 to 9, 2016 in Bangalore. GHCI 2016 is hosted by the Anita Borg Institute in partnership with ACM India. 

The GHCI Scholarship programme aims to increase the participation of women students from science and technical backgrounds across India. At GHCI, students get a chance to meet other women in technology, connect directly with innovative organizations, learn from peers and experts and get quality career advice. During GHCI 2015, 170 scholarships were awarded to women students in technology. 

The student scholarships cover the expenses for attending the GHCI conference including the registration fee, meals and lodging for every scholarship recipient. Travel (by train or bus) is reimbursed up to a maximum of Rs 2,000 per student. For more details please visit –http://ghcindia.anitaborg.org/ghci-2016-student-scholarships/ 

“It is important for women to build a career identity and then work towards having a career of their choice,” said Geetha Kannan, managing director, Anita Borg Institute India. “Our primary goal of offering these scholarships, is to give young and dynamic students the exposure that will inspire and get them excited about creating a successful career in technology. GHCI provides learning opportunities through workshops and sessions and networking with some of the best minds in the industry.” 

Another key attraction for students attending the conference is the Student Career Fair. It gives women students the chance to meet top recruiters from global technology companies and explore opportunities for internship and full-time jobs. To know more about GHCI please visit – ghcindia.anitaborg.org (#GHCI16). 

Incepted in 2010, the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) is the largest gathering of women technologists in the country. 

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the Anita Borg Institute (ABI) connects, inspires and guides women in computing and organisations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.

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