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Student Scholarship Applications for the Grace Hopper Celebration India 2015 Open on June 30, 2015

Women Students from Computing and IT are Encouraged to Apply and Attend India’s Largest Technical Conference for Women

Bangalore, 30 June, 2015: The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering, today opened applications for the student scholarships (for women students). The scholarships are awarded to deserving undergraduate and graduate women students in computing and IT to attend the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI) 2015 conference, to be held from 2-4 December, 2015 in Bangalore.

The GHCI student scholarships program aims to increase the participation of women students in computing and IT at the conference. At GHCI students get a chance to connect with other women in computing and innovative organizations; hear stories from peers and experts in computing and get quality career advice specific to their needs. During GHCI 2014, a 130 full and partial scholarships were awarded to deserving 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.  The applications for the student scholarships close on 28 August, 2015. For more details click here.

GHCI 2015 is a multi-day conference being held on 2 December, 2015 (White Orchid Convention Centre) and 3 & 4 December, 2015 (Vivanta by Taj, Yeshwantpur) in Bangalore. Every year the conference attracts high participation from professionals, entrepreneurs, students, corporations, government and academia. The theme of the 2015 conference is ‘Our Time to Lead’. Students and other attendees of the conference can look forward to a stellar lineup of inspiring keynotes, career workshops, technical and management tracks and more. Another main attraction for students attending the conference is the Student Career Fair that gives bright and dynamic women students the chance to meet top recruiters from global technology companies

“Today, increasing the representation of women in technology is a priority at a national and organizational level. The objective of the student scholarships is to engage and support the next generation of women computer scientists and engineers, encouraging them to pursue a life-long career in technology,” said Geetha Kannan, Managing Director, Anita Borg Institute India. “GHCI is a must-attend event for all young women in tech to get inspired by role models, connect with some of the best minds in the industry and give their career a great start.”

About The Grace Hopper Celebration India

The Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) is the largest gathering of women technologists in the country. ABI India has been successfully organizing this annual conference since 2010. GHCI focuses on the career, research and entrepreneur interests of women in computing and technology. Presenters at the conference are leaders in their respective fields from industry, academia and government. GHCI 2014 drew 1600 attendees (33% growth over 2013) from 10 countries, had over 250 volunteers and received an 82% overall quality rating of excellent and good. The key highlights of the conference are various Tracks covering topics such as Technology, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Management, Back to Work, Early Career and more. Event participants can also look forward to the Hands on Lab, Student Career Fair, Poster Session and the Women Entrepreneur Quest.

Follow ABI India and GHCI at: https://www.facebook.com/AnitaBorgIndia and https://twitter.com/AnitaBorg_India.

About the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) connects, inspires, and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 65 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy, and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. As a social enterprise, we recognize women making positive contributions, and advise organizations on how to improve performance by building more inclusive teams. ABI partners include: Cisco, Google, HP, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, Amazon, CA Technologies, Dell, eBay, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Lockheed Martin, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Broadcom, EMC, Neustar, Raytheon, Salesforce.com, VentureLoop, Xerox, and Yahoo! The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization in the US and a non-profit organization registered as a section-8 Company under the Companies Act, 2013 in India. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.

For more information, contact: 

Amit Jain
Equator Consultants
M:+91 98860 62866
E: amit@equatormpr.com

Charu Mathur
Anita Borg Institute India
M:+91 98442 71636
E: charum@anitaborg.org