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For Women and Girls:  Explore ICT Opportunities

This part of the Girls in ICT Portal contains links to scholarships, contests and awards, training and internships, online networks, tech camps, information about national Girls in ICT Day events and other initiatives to encourage and support women and girls to enter the ICT sector.  Please note that any questions you may have about any of the listed programs should be directed to the program provider.

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posted on:15/04/14
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The time to act is now! The 2014 (ISC)2 Foundation Global Scholarship Program will stop accepting application at Midnight on April 1st.

In our ongoing effort to encourage women to enter the field of information assurance and cyber security, the (ISC)2 Foundation will be awarding scholarships to qualified applicants across the globe for women, graduate, and undergraduate students. In addition to our traditional scholarships we are also accepting applications for Faculty Exam Voucher awards for those educating our future security professionals.  

Please visit www.isc2cares.org/scholarships for the 2014 scholarship application forms and information.  Also, please help us to spread the word by sharing this opportunity with your family, friends, and colleagues.  Thank you from the (ISC)2 Foundation!

posted on:30/12/13
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Application Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2013
The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2014-2015 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2014-2015 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2014. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2014.

Who can apply?
Generation Google Scholarship for current high school seniors
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
- Be a current high school senior
Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2014-2015 school year
- Intend to pursue a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
- Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology
Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement
- Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Female, or a Person with a Disability)
- Be available to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2014.

Please complete the online application which must include:
- General background information (includes contact information and information about your current and intended universities for the 2014-2015 school year)
- Current resume
- Academic transcripts from your current and prior universities (if you have earned a prior degree)
- Two letters of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
- Responses to four essay questions

Deadline to apply: Apply here by Monday, December 2, 2013
Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

If you are a high school senior, the application for the Generation Google Scholarship (for current high school seniors) entering a university in 2014-2015 will open in early 2014.

Still have questions? Email generationgoogle@google.com.

For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Generation Google Scholarship

posted on:01/01/12
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This award recognizes teaching practices, techniques or innovative and new education approaches that attract girls and women to math, computing, and engineering.  The award recognizes the educators (either individuals or teams) as well as the practices in K12 or undergraduate education

posted on:01/01/12
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For computer science majors. Not only for women

posted on:01/01/12
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ACM-W, with funding from Wipro Technologies, provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs who wish to attend research conferences. Exposure to the CS research world can be an important factor in encouraging a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position).

posted on:25/06/12
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Advancing ICT through scholarships and research. Provides extensive information on IT careers and scholarships, interviews with men and women who work in IT, Myths about women in ICT.

posted on:28/06/12
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan.

It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB's developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.

Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

The ADB-JSP enrolls about 300 students annually in 27 academic institutions located in 10 countries within the region.

The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years.

posted on:13/02/12

The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE focuses on ensuring that women faculty with earned STEM degrees consider academia as a viable and attractive career option. This program does not support projects to increase or retain the number of women entering into or persisting in STEM doctoral degree programs.

posted on:14/06/13
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GET INVOLVED!

Advise. Advocate. Accelerate.

Women make up 56% of college graduates, but represent only 35% of the tech workforce.  Meanwhile there’s an 80% attrition rate for Women involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related jobs. This has to change. So we’re building an online community that leverages the power of pipeline programs to advise, advocate, and accelerate women in STEM related jobs around the world.

Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary-General of ITU:

"The ‘Advise Her’ initiative is something I think ITU can certainly support and help take forward through our Girls and ICT initiatives, and our Tech Needs Girls campaign.

We can help to connect with women leaders to ‘advise, advocate, and accelerate’, and we can contribute to the development of the proposed online community. This community will aim to leverage the power of pipeline programmes for retaining women in employment and reducing the attrition rates in STEM university programs, as well as increasing the funding of women-run start-ups and increasing the numbers of STEM-related companies and venture capitalists.

I would like us to seek ways to support and grow this initiative through the ITU's existing programmes and communities."

posted on:27/03/13
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AfChix - Women in Technology Group

Background

The AfChix Mailing list is composed of a group of African Chix (Women) in Computer Science / Information Technology that was previously called Linux Chix Africa (since 2004) and participants of the AfNOGChix series of workshops (since 2007). Linux Chix Africa was the brainchild of Dorcas Muthoni and Anna Badimo - two great African women in Computer Science / Information Technology that had a dream of how to support women in Computer Science / Information Technology to prosper. This group has since evolved to what is now called AfChix and its activities have been championed by Dorcas Muthoni with a focus on the following:

  1. Career Fairs in Kenya targeting high school girls with the objective of enticing them to take up careers in Computer Science and related areas
  2. Support for women to attend global and regional Computer Science / Information Technology related conferences for exposure
  3. Targeted partnerships for training women in technical fields such as Linux Systems Administration, Network Infrastructure & Services, Internet Education among others
  4. Management of the Afchix mailing list to share information and opportunities with women in Computer Science / Information Technology.

Purpose of the AfChix Group

The goal of AfChix is to create a vibrant network of African Women in Computer Science and related areas for the purpose of supporting each other. Specific objectives include the following:

  1. Facilitate networking and sharing of opportunities with women in Computer Science / Information Technology - recognizing that there is power in purposeful collaboration and networking.
  2. Establish a platform for mentorship targeting upcoming young women in Computer Science / Information Technology.
  3. Identify opportunities and broker partnerships for professional training / development and exposure of women in Computer Science / Information Technology

Our website is: http://www.afchix.org/ and our blog is: http://afchix.blogspot.com/

posted on:28/06/12

Provides a safe place for women to meet, and offers classes in literacy, tailoring, English language, women's rights awareness, computer training and typing

posted on:24/01/13
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The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology is a pioneer Kenyan based Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Organization with a regional reach whose mission is to promote women’s access to and use of ICTs as tools for social, economic and political advancement.

ACWICT’s programs are designed to be highly flexible and scalable. The programs can support scaling-up by supporting creation of additional community technology learning centres, identifying additional thematic areas, specifying age groups, and entrepreneurial activities, technologies [ICTs] adopted, training modules, numbers of people, income levels and geographical coverage amongst others.

Into their educational programs are:
The Women innovative Teachers Program (IWT): The program aims to build the capacity of women teachers in ICT while at the same time addressing the issues affecting Girl Child education in Kenya. The Innovative Women Teachers Program is expected to reach 150,000 women primary and secondary school teachers in Kenya by a phased implementation strategy. The Program is based on a Trainer of trainees (ToT) approach in which Bachelor of Education alumna from various Kenyan universities are trained at the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) and deployed to train female teachers in the countryside.

All Girls ICT Training: The camps are a capacity building / mentoring initiative by ACWICT which are run during every school holiday are aimed at promoting science and technology as a career path for young women in high school. The camps help the participants improve their performance in mathematics and science subjects and acquire Information and Communication Technology skills. They also learn how the internet works and how they can deploy it as a tool for learning.

Techno Serves Young Women in Enterprise (YWE) Program seeks to raise the level of entrepreneurial activity among Kenya’s young women–particularly the most disadvantaged, to catalyze the start up of employment-generating, women-owned small enterprises. YWE is designed to provide young women ages 15 to 22 years with support, skills, and experience needed to transform ideas into successful enterprises. 

Building leadership skills for social and economic development in Africa.

ALICT is a blended learning course for full-time working professionals. ALICT combines online, offline and applied learning.
We are accepting applications for the second round of ALICT:
• Closing date for applications August 1st 2012
• Course commences October 2012
• Course concludes May 2013
• No fees are required
• Applicants may be requested to make proof of their credentials and qualifications available to GESCI
Download the ALICT brochure for a description of each module at: http://www.gesci.org/assets/files/ALICT%20May%202012.pdf
 

posted on:18/06/12
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The AWDF Main Grants Programme is pan-African and supports local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations in Africa working towards women's empowerment

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The African Women’s Development Fund
Plot Number 78, AWDF House
Ambassadorial Enclave
East Legon, Accra, Ghana

Ph. +233 (0) 302 521257/+233 (0) 302 923626/+233 (0) 302 28 722006

Email:grants@awdf.org, awdf@awdf.org

posted on:01/01/12
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The African-American Women in Computer Science (AAWCS) program provides financial support to women enrolled in the Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) department at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.