Facebook Now Accepting Submissions For Grace Hopper Scholarship

Facebook is now accepting submissions for its annual Grace Hopper Scholarship, benefiting 25 women who are studying computer science or are looking to make an impact in the tech world. The scholarship includes trip (with travel and hotel expenses included) to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix, Oct. 6-11.

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Applicants have until June 16 to submit their application, and they will be notified by June 27 of their acceptance. The scholarship also includes a pre-Grace Hopper Conference program that includes tech talks, mentoring sessions and sightseeing.

To be considered, applicants must be enrolled full-time at a college or university (in the U.S. or internationally) and pursuing a computer science, computer engineering or related technical degree. International applicants are welcome, but they’ll be responsible for securing a visa for the conference.

Raylene Yung, an engineer at Facebook, reflected on her experience at the Grace Hopper Conference:

When I went to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing with Facebook for the first time in 2010, I remember being blown away by the talented and passionate women I met through Facebook’s scholarship program and the conference itself. In particular, one of the first GHC scholarship recipients I met, Jenny Yuen, later went on to join Facebook as a full-time engineer and just presented her latest work at the f8 Developers Conference last week.

Since then, each time my colleagues and I go back we look forward to connecting with new and old friends from across the tech industry and around the world. In addition to traveling with many of the female engineers, execs, and allies from throughout the company, every year Facebook also brings an amazing and talented group of 25 female computer science students through the Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship.

To apply, click here.

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