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ABI scholarships open for women students to attend GHC conference

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ABI scholarships open for students to GHC meet

Bangalore, October 8, 2014: The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organisation focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering, opened student scholarship applications for participation at the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing India conference, that will take place from November 19-21, 2014 at the Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bangalore, India.

The GHC India Student Scholarship Programme seeks to broaden the participation of women students in computing by enabling undergraduate and graduate students in computing and information technology to attend and participate in the Grace Hopper Celebration.

The GHC India Student Scholarships includes the conference registration fee, meals, lodging and a fixed amount for travel reimbursement (by train or bus). Undergraduate and graduate students from across India are encouraged to apply. The deadline for application submissions is October 15, 2014.

GHC India is India's largest technical conference for women in computing and technology. The annual conference attracts students, academia, researchers, and professionals from the computer science and engineering sectors. This year's theme is ‘Think Different. Make a Difference'.

"By offering these scholarships, we are opening up the Grace Hopper Celebration India to hundreds of women students who would not be able to attend otherwise," said Geetha Kannan, Managing Director, Anita Borg Institute India. "Our goal is to engage with and support the next generation of women computer scientists and engineers, encouraging them to pursue a life-long career in the technology field."

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India is a programme of the Anita Borg Institute. This year will mark the 5th annual conference, featuring keynote speakers, plenary sessions, panels, poster session, hackathon, student career fair and workshops led by successful researchers and professionals from across the technology sector.

Hurry and apply for Student Scholarships today: http://gracehopper.org.in/student-scholarships/.

About Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHC India)
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India is a program of the Anita Borg Institute and is co-presented with the Association for Computing Machinery-India.
For more information about Grace Hopper Celebration India 2014, visit www.gracehopper.org.in

About the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) connects, inspires, and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.

Follow the Anita Borg Institute on Twitter at @anitaborg.org and at www.facebook.com/anitaborginstitute

For More Information, contact:
Amit Jain ;Amika Limbu
Equator Consultants
Phone: +91 98860 62866 ;+91 99016 03278
Mail: amit@equatormpr.com

Kritika M
Anita Borg Institute
Phone: +91 98801 91234
Mail: kritikam@anitaborg.org

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