Student Scholarship Applications for the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 17 Conference are Open

Posted by: at 4/25/2017 01:20:00 am

Women Students from Computing, Engineering and IT backgrounds are Encouraged to Apply and Attend India's Largest Technical Conference for Women

New Delhi, 25 April, 2017:  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.

Student Scholarship Applications for the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 17 Conference are Open


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.
To know more about GHCI please visit – ghcindia.anitaborg.org (#GHCI17).
About The Grace Hopper Celebration India
The Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) is the largest technical conference for women in India. ABI India has been successfully organizing this annual conference since 2010. In 2016, GHCI had 2,909 attendees from 305 corporate and academic organizations. GHCI focuses on the career, research and entrepreneur interests of women in technology. Presenters at the conference are leaders in their respective fields from industry, academia and government. 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. For more information, visit: ghcindia.anitaborg.org.
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 87 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. ABI 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.


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