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Scholarships Available to Attendees of the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

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The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) expects to draw more scholarship applications for the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference than the more than 700 received last year. Undergraduate and graduate students, junior faculty, and members of non-governmental organizations and nonprofits have until May 27 to apply. Full scholarships cover conference registration, lodging for three nights, and travel expense reimbursement, but partial scholarships also are available.

"We consider academic achievement, potential in the field, and need," says ABI's Deanna Kosaraju. "But we also look for thoughtful, creative, well-written essays that stand out." ABI awarded 254 scholarships for last year's event, which attracted a record 1,447 participants from 23 countries.

The theme of the 9th annual conference is "Creating Technology for Social Good," and it will feature plenary sessions, more than 87 panels, poster sessions, and workshops. ACM will co-present the conference, which takes place Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 in Tucson, Ariz.

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