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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:19/06/14
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The 2015 (ISC)2 Foundation Global Scholarship Program opens January 1, 2015.

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 December 2014 for the updated 2015 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:10/07/14
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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:08/07/14
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International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research at either the graduate or postgraduate level in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. These fellowships are not exclusively for women in STEM fields, but the organization has a demonstrated commitment to supporting girls in STEM as part of its mission to break through barriers for women and girls.

posted on:08/07/14
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The Augusta Ada Single Parent Award is available to a needy single parent. Preference is given to women in computer science.  Acadia University offers additional scholarships that are not only for women.

posted on:08/07/14
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ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs to attend research conferences to encourage students to continue their education at the next level in the field.  The ACM-W scholarships are for up to $600 for intra-continental conference travel and up to $1200 for intercontinental conference travel. Scholarship applications are evaluated in 6 groups each year for a range of conferences.

posted on:08/07/14
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Provides extensive information on IT careers and scholarships, interviews with men and women who work in IT, and myths about women in ICT. Scholarships listed are not exclusively for women and application periods close between June 20, 2014 and July 27, 2014.

Afchix aims to build computing skills among African women.  It is an online network of current and former computer science/IT students and computing professionals that also provides training and workshops for women as well as high school girls.

posted on:14/08/14

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:02/07/14
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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. 

ACWICT's programs are as follows: 

The Women innovative Teachers Program (IWT): This program aims to build the capacity of women teachers in ICT while at the same time addressing the issues affecting education of female children in Kenya. The Innovative Women Teachers Program is expected to reach 150,000 women primary and secondary school teachers in Kenya through 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 to use the internet and how to deploy it as a learning tool.

TechnoServe Young Women in Enterprise (YWE): This 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 their ideas into successful enterprises. 

posted on:10/07/14
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The AWDF Main Grants Programme awards grants throughout Africa in suport of local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations working towards women's empowerment.

 

posted on:08/07/14

A*STAR awards scholarships to local upper secondary and junior college students who demonstrate particularly strong aptitude and interest in math and science.  Other awards and scholarships are given to undergraduates, graduates, and post graduate students.  Scholarships are not exclusively for women and, where specified, are due either April 1 or April 15 for the coming academic year.

posted on:15/08/14
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In a continent where women form a majority of the population and half of the workforce, it is an anomaly that the percentage of women working in technology is less than 15%. Technology is one of the key factors driving Africa’s projected economic rise. As such, there is enormous potential for maximizing the growth of technology through increasing the number and quality of women in technology. AkiraChix aims to inspire and develop a successful force of women in Technology that will change Africa’s future. They plan to do this through their key programs areas of networking, mentorship and training.
 

The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation, in partnership with World Education Inc., carries out ConnectEd, a program aimed at preparing disadvantaged youth, and in particular girls and women, for the workforce.  The Foundation also implements Campus in the cloud, in which Alcatel-Lucent employees share their skills and knowledge with those entering the workforce who have limited access to education.

posted on:22/08/14
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Alice is a teaching tool for introductory programming. It uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging first programming experience.

 

posted on:15/07/14
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The AMORE-PACIFIC Awards are awarded by the Korean Federation of Women’s Science & Technology Associations (KOFWST) and AMOREPACIFIC to honor outstanding women scientists.  There are six categories of awards given to nine recipients: the Grand Award (1 person), Science & Technology Award (2 persons), Young Scientist Award (2 persons), Science Promotion Award (1 person), Frontier Award (1 person), and Most Promising Talent Award (2 persons).