June 2, 2004

In answer to some recent questions from visitors to this site...

I often get questions posted here in the comments section from people who are looking for grants and scholarships. I don't offer grants or scholarships myself, but thanks to Google, I can point folks in the direction of some who do. The following pages will lead you to lists of grants. Please don't ask me for more information, because I don't have it. Instead, check out the links provided and contact the relevant institutions directly.

November 6, 2003

2004 Anita Borg Scholarships From Google

Google was giving out two $10,000 scholarships for women in computer science programs, one for an undergrad, one for a grad student. Applications were due January 30, 2004. Please check with Google for information about this and future scholarship programs from them; I do not have any more information than what I learned from their website, which is listed below. -->

January 23, 2003

Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)

Part of the Computing Research Association, CRA-W is "dedicated to increasing the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering(CSE) research and education at all levels." Has various programs, committees, awards, and, for potential students, this guide to picking a graduate student program.


January 19, 2003

Financial Aid for Women in IT

An extensive list of sites for scholarships, fellowships, and grants, primarily, but not exclusively, for women studying information technology. When I visited this site, it had been updated fairly recently (December 20), so this is definitely be a good site to keep your eye on if you're looking for funding for your education. (And it's from the Center for Women & Information Technology)


January 11, 2003

Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN)

Founded in 1990 and supported by Purdue University, the University of Michigan, and Stevens Institute of Technology, this organization aims to increase the number of women working in the engineering profession. The website offers information on grants, scholarships, and fellowships available, engineering departments at universities around the country, and an extensive bibliography. A members-only section also offers an extensive set of education and salary statistics. Keep digging around — there's a lot here and if they keep adding to it, it's worth frequently revisits.


November 24, 2002

Center for Women & Information Technology

I've mentioned this site before for its news coverage, but it is important in its own right. For one thing, the webmaster updated it today — a Sunday! That's dedication. Seriously, this is the most comprehensive resource of its type that I've found so far. "The Center has a four-fold mission: to encourage more women and girls to study computer science and/or information systems and to pursue careers in IT; to enable all women and girls to use IT comfortably and knowledgeably; to assure that the richness and breadth of women's lives and concerns are fully represented and readily available on the Internet; to foster research concerning the relationship between gender and IT."


Women's Technology Program

A four-week summer residence program at MIT to introduce women high school students to the fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.