Call for Applications for the Women’s Forum Education Award and the Anita Borg Scholarship


The Women’s Forum Education Award is a unique initiative to encourage mature women to fulfill their potential through the pursuit of education and to enhance their capacities to provide productive and supportive service to their communities.

The deadline for submitting applications is Dec. 1.

The awards ($10,000 each) will be given to women over the age of 35 who have faced and overcome adversity and now, after an interruption in their education, have resumed the pursuit of their first associate or bachelor’s degree. Applicants must demonstrate noteworthy promise and resilience in the face of challenges. Financial need is not the primary determining factor in the selection of recipients, although true financial need should be in evidence.

Applicant must:
* be 35 years old by Dec. 1 (birth date no later than Dec. 1, 1977),
* reside in New York City,
* be pursuing her first associate or bachelor’s degree,
* have earned at least 12 credits in good standing,
* have attended a college in New York City during the 2011-12 academic year and be enrolled for at least 6 credits in the 2012-13 academic year, and
* have at least 6 credits to complete graduation requirements after June 2013.

If completing an associate degree, provide evidence of intention to continue to a bachelor’s degree program.

Applicant must submit an official transcript with her application. Finalists will be required to submit a second official transcript for spring semester 2013. Award will be given to the 2013 Women’s Forum Fellows in two installments: $5,000 upon notification of award by June 30, 2013, and $5,000 in January 2014, upon successful completion of an additional semester with 3
or more credits. Recipients will be required to submit an official transcript for their additional semester of 3 or more credits before the second installment will be awarded in January 2014. Students completing an associate degree must also provide evidence of their intention to continue to a higher degree.

Applicant should describe in a personal essay of no more than 500 words:

* Personal history, challenges/obstacles, other than financial, that she has overcome while pursuing an education, and general academic record as an indication of noteworthy promise. (Financial need will be addressed in statement below.)
* Career goals and motivation
* If appropriate, any meaningful involvement in community service, art, athletics, business, science or other extracurricular activities.

The 2013 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: TBA

Dr. Anita Borg devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. Her combination of technical expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless women to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.

Google is proud to honor Anita’s memory and support women in technology with the 2013 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.

Stephen Gracia
Fellowship Coordinator
Scholarships Office
0416 James Hall


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