|Sent on:||Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:21 PM|
Hey everyone, just want to pass this along as I just got word of it, Facebook is offering a really great scholarship including travel and food stipend for 25 women to attend Grace Hopper. We will also be offering a scholarship, (more to come on that later) but please, take a minute out of your day to apply for this, even if you don't think you qualify, even if your cousin is getting married the days of the conference, even if you are allergic to Baltimore, Grace Hopper is seriously a career changing conference.
This fall, we'll join hundreds of remarkable women in technology in Baltimore, Maryland for our fifth year at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. We're looking forward to tackling this year's theme, "Are We There Yet?," with 25 university and industry Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship winners.
The Facebook scholarship awards women excelling in computer science with the chance to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference from October 3 - 6, 2012. In addition to exploring the opportunities for mentoring, networking, technical and career development at the conference, the scholarship winners are invited to Facebook's New York engineering office to meet Facebook engineers and attend tech talks.
Since I arrived at Facebook almost two years ago, I've been inspired by our strong bench of technical women and our continued commitment to advancing the cause of women in technology. This conference is a great time for us to be part of the dialogue about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Whether through talks and panels by my colleagues and me or conversations on the sidelines, we look forward to connecting with you in New York and at Grace Hopper.
To apply for the scholarship, please visit the Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship application page.
Wednesday September 5, 2012: Applications for the Grace Hopper Scholarship must be submitted in full
Friday September 14, 2012: Award recipients will be notified by email of their acceptance
Sunday Sep 30 - Saturday Oct 6, 2012: Award recipients travel dates
Jocelyn is a director of engineering at Facebook.