Awards & Contests / Research & Grants

The Grace Hopper Scholarship

The Facebook scholarship awards women excelling in computer science with the chance to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference from October 3-6, 2012.

Award Details:

  • Grace Hopper Conference Registration.
  • An invitation to a private reception at Facebook with director of engineering Jocelyn Goldfein and other Facebook employees during the Grace Hopper Conference.
  • An all-expenses-paid visit to Facebook’s New York City office from September 30 – October 2 that includes tech talks, mentoring sessions, and optional sightseeing
  • Travel and lodging accommodations for New York and Baltimore.
  • $200 food stipend.

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2012: Applications for the Grace Hopper Scholarship must be submitted.
  • Friday, September 14, 2012: Award recipients will be notified by email of their acceptance.
  • Sunday, September 30 – Saturday, October 6, 2012: Award recipients travel dates.


  • If you are a student, you must be enrolled full-time at a university anywhere in the world and pursuing a computer science, computer engineering, or related technical major.
  • If you are not a student, you must be working full-time in a technical position at an engineering, computer engineering and/or hardware engineering company anywhere in the world.
  • International applicants are welcome, but you will be responsible for securing your own visa in time to attend the conference.
  • Other criteria will be decided by Facebook in its sole discretion. Facebook complies with all equal opportunity laws.

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