IT Careers for Girls

There are several resources available to help you pay for college including financial aid and scholarships. When applying for scholarships, be sure to plan ahead and consider getting involved with extracurricular activities such as sports, a volunteer position, or even an after-school job. These activities will help improve your chances of winning some scholarships.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing offers scholarships to enable young women to attend their conference. Student Scholarships include:

  • Individual Student Registration for the three day conference
  • Meal card for use at the convention center during the conference
  • Travel stipend (if used wisely, it will cover airfare, transportation costs to and from the airport, baggage fees, meals during travel, other travel incidentals)
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ACM-W Celebrations of Women in Computing is an international organization that connects technical women to build community and break down feelings of isolation. They provide support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs to attend various research conferences. 

The Society of Women Engineers support women pursuing bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering technology and computer science. 

The BHW Women in STEM Academic Scholarship is open to women who are pursuing undergraduate or master's degrees and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. 

The AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship is open to women who pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low which includes Computer/Information sciences.

 The Alpha Omega Epsilon National Foundation offers scholarships to those pursuing an undergraduate or graduate engineering or technical science degree program.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship provides scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, including Computer and Information Sciences.

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program offers scholarships to undergraduate students planning to major in a specified course of study that focuses Information Technology, Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

The Builium's Build U. Scholarship offers scholarships to undergraduate students planning to major in a specified course of study that focuses Technology, Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

Google offers several scholarships including the Woman's Tech Scholarship Program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in Computer Science.

 The Live Your Dream Award is offered by Soroptimist, a global women’s organization, to women pursuing their undergraduate degree, have a financial need, and are the primary financial support for themselves or their dependents.  

Microsoft offers tuition scholarships and conference scholarships each year to encourage undergraduate students to pursue studies in Computer Science. They strongly encourage underrepresented groups in STEM, such as women, to apply. 

The Palantir Scholarship for Women in Technology is offered to undergraduates who have finished at least one academic year in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field.

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship is offered by the Department of Defense to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

The Spokeo Connections Scholarship is offered to a recently graduated high school senior who will enroll as a freshman at a four year or two year college or university.

The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Scholarship Fund is open to women pursing a Business degree. 

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study, such as women.

Accredited Schools Online has created a resource for scholarships and financial aid for minorities, including women.