Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Windows Insider Women in Computing Award 2019 (Fully Funded)

Apply for the Windows Insider Women in Computing Award!

You could join us at the Grace Hopper Celebration for a week of networking, professional development, and inspiring discussion. 
Submit a short video and brief written statement about your journey pursuing computer science and your vision for making an impact in your field in the future.
Your application will be judged on:
  • Fit to Contest Theme: We’re looking for compelling stories from high-achieving students who are passionate about computing and their goals.
  • Quality of Submission: We’ll be considering your ability to communicate effectively, including your potential for engaging with senior leaders within Microsoft, as well as members of the media.
  • Creativity: We want to see your spark! The originality of the submission will also be considered. (Tip: Entries will be assessed for the quality of the content, rather than the production of the video itself or how flashy it is. The best submissions clearly communicate the story behind your passion and the impact you would like to make.)


The following prizes will be awarded:
  • Fourteen (14) Grand Prizes. Each winner will receive:
  • A trip for winner to Orlando, FL to attend Grace Hopper Celebration from September 30 – October 6, 2019. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) USD 3,000.00. Trip includes:
  • Round trip coach airfare from major airport closest to winner’s home.
  • Six (6) nights standard hotel accommodations.
  • Transportation to/from airport/hotel.
  • A USD 400.00 travel allowance for winner only.
  • Admission for One (1) to attend Grace Hopper Celebration on October 1-4, 2019.
  • Invitation to the post-conference Professional Development Day hosted by Microsoft and the Windows Insider Program team on October 5, 2019 that will include panel discussions on internship and early career topics plus mentorship opportunities.
  • If the event is cancelled for any reason, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner other than to provide the travel portion of the prize minus the opportunity to attend event.

Registered Windows Insiders can apply for the Windows Insider Grace Hopper Award.
  • To be eligible for the award, join the Windows Insider Program by registering at https://insider.windows.com/en-us/getting-started/#register.
  • The award is open to all students currently in the process of completing a university computer science or related degree program. Entrants must be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution in order to qualify for the award (first year college students through post-doc students are eligible).
  • Students who have accepted employment offers (2019-2020) at Microsoft are ineligible.
  • International students arriving from outside of the U.S. will be responsible for securing their own travel visas.
  • Award recipients MUST be available to attend both the Grace Hopper Celebration conference in Orlando, FL between October 1-4 and the one-day post-conference program on October 5, 2019, in Orlando.
  • Award recipients also agree to participate in at least one community event or promotional media campaign for the Windows Insider Program. Award recipients may participate in the above virtually, such as through video conference.

How to Apply:

In order to apply, you must register an account

10 July 2019