The title sort of says it all: Scholarship applications for attending the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing this year are due on Friday, May 14th, 2010.
If you’re not familiar with GHC, you should be! This is the big conference for women in technology, with mostly female attendees and female speakers. They don’t compromise on the technology just because of the gender: the talks are fascinating and diverse, including brand new research as well as talks geared towards career development, and even some hack sessions with code or lego. (And my friend Gail often says that her favourite part is the dancing! Who knew dancing at a technical con could be so fun?) I found last year that the overall quality of presentations was much higher than the average tech con: many excellent speakers really who are passionate about their work. It’s an amazing experience, and very inspirational to see what all the cool women around you are doing.
The scholarship info is available here. Please note: “The majority of scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, however, junior faculty, members of non-governmental organizations, and non-profits are eligible to apply.”