Scholarships and Awards


CRA-W Borg Early Career Award (BECA)

This annual award is given to a woman in computer science and/or engineering who has made significant contributions in research, or her profession, and especially in outreach to women. This award recognizes work in areas of academia and industry/government research labs that has had a positive and significant impact on advancing women in the computing research community and is targeted at women that are relatively early in their careers. Nominations are due each year on February 15.

CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award

The CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes faculty members who have provided exceptional mentorship and undergraduate research experiences, and, in parallel, guidance on admission and matriculation of these students to research-focused graduate programs in computing. Nominations are due November 30.

CRA A. Nico Habermann Award

CRA makes an award, usually annually, to a person who has made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented groups in the computing research community.  Nominations are typically due in December.

CRA Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes service in the areas of government affairs, professional societies, publications or conferences, and leadership that has a major impact on computing research. Nominations are typically due in December.

CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award

This award program recognizes undergraduate students in North American universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. Nominations are typically due in October.

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Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS)

ACSA and Hewlett-Packard provide scholarships to women studying for their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in fields relating to Information Security. These scholarships provide assistance to women at formative stages in their careers.

GHC Research Scholars

The GHC Research Scholars program brings undergraduate women to the annual Grace Hopper Celebration. The purpose of this program is to provide attendees an unique experience, providing them a mentor, networking opportunities, and advising.

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