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Notes: Scholarship for female engineering students by ABI to attend Grace Hopper Celebration India
* 2018 GHCI student scholarships are open now. Deadline June 30, 2018.
Grace Hopper Celebration India
Website GHC India
Hosted by Anita Institute
Applications starting date April 16, 2018
Deadline June 30, 2018
Application Link Apply here


About GHCI

GHCI is India’s largest technical conference for women in computing and technology. The conference is co-presented by the Anita Borg Institute (ABI) India and Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) India. ABI India has been successfully organising this annual conference since 2010.

About GHCI Scholarship

Every year ABI offers around 200 scholarships for female students in computing to the conference.

At the Conference, you can:

  1. Attend Technical and Managerial sessions
  2. One on One Mentoring sessions
  3. Network with fellow Women in Tech
  4. Leverage the Student Career Fair to land an internship/job in your dream company


Selected students will receive

  1. Registration fee to attend the conference (including meals)
  2. Accommodation arrangements for outstation students
  3. Travel ticket (by train/bus/air) reimbursements (up to Rs. 2,250)


To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  1. be a female student
  2. be a final year student of their degree course, postgraduate and PhD students from computing, engineering and IT backgrounds.

Note: Both 2018 and 2019 B.Tech graduates are eligible to apply provided the student is NOT working with a company in November 2018 (during GHCI).


Application Process

To complete the application, you will require the following

General Information about you

Proof of Student Status

  • You must upload a photo/scan of your valid Student ID, clearly showing your name, academic institution and photograph.
  • Files should be in .jpg, .gif or .pdf format and no larger than 1MB.


  • You are to upload your CV or Resume in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format.
  • Do mention any extra curricular activities such as:
    • Social/Community Service
    • Personal Projects
    • Clubs/Societies/Councils
    • Links to your blog or LinkedIn profile if applicable.

Statement of Purpose (100 words) The SOP should cover

  • How would you personally benefit by attending the Grace Hopper Celebration India?
  • How do you think the conference would help you in your academic and career goals in STEM?"

Essay on Technical skills (50 words)

  • The essay must touch upon your technical skills in list form. For example, "networking, telecommunications, operating systems, compilers, computer architecture".
  • Do provide examples of your contributions to projects in the areas of your expertise and interest.

Essay on Co-curricular activities (50 words)

  • In this question, you must list your participation in any co-curricular activities related to your program of study that would indicate your interest in technology.
  • You can list any programming or other contests, awards, certifications or internship/research experience.

Video answering “Why do you want to attend GHCI?“'

  • You video must cover a brief introduction, why you would like to attend GHCI 18 and how you hope to benefit from the experience
  • The video should not be longer than 2-3 minutes.
  • Common video sharing sites can be used to upload your video and you must share the link to your video in the form.

Recommendations by faculty members

  • You are to provide names of upto 2 faculty members. They will receive an email asking them to submit a recommendation for your scholarship application.
  • Scholarship Recommendations are due by 11:59pm (UTC+0530) Jun 30, 2018. Do ensure that they submit the recommendations by June 30th.
  • You can update this information until submissions close.

Application Form

Apply here


Event Date
Scholarship Application Opens April 16, 2018
Scholarship Application Deadline June 30, 2018, 11:59 PM IST
Recommendation Deadline June 30, 2018, 11:59 PM IST
Result Announcement August 2018
GHCI Conference Dates November 14 - 16, 2018

Selection Criteria

  • Academic achievements
  • Focus on specialization through internships, paper presentations
  • Participation in contests and workshops
  • Projects
  • Other extra -curricular activities.


Rethink focusses on Advocacy and Guidance on approaching these opportunities. Our primary channel for providing guidance is our Guidance Wiki. This wiki details application approach, application resources (such as copy of the application form, checklist and walkthroughs), FAQs and useful references. Aside from the guidance wiki, we have a peer-learning community for students applying to GHCI. This is a telegram group where students can discuss queries and concerns they have and also interact with fellow applicants and previous winners. To join the Learning Community, you are required to install Telegram on your phone and message our Rethinkbot. You can find this bot by searching for Rethinkbot on Telegram.

If you would like to know more about our Guidance Framework and receive specific guidance on putting in an application form, checkout our Guidance wiki for more details: GHCI 2018 Guidance


You may reach us at for guidance. Disclaimer: ABI is the official authority hosting this opportunity and NOT Rethink. Should you wish to reach the ABI team directly, please write to them in their support email listed in References section below


  1. GHCI Website
  2. ABI's Website
  3. ABI Twitter id: @AnitaB_org
  4. Official Hashtag: #GHCI18. Follow the hashtag to know latest updates about the program.
  5. Official Support email:

Previous Winners

You may locate our interviews with Previous Winners by googling for "Rethink Youtube GHCI <scholar's name>". To know whether we have an interview with a scholar done, check the table below.

SL No. Name College State Winning Application Interview Status
1 Foram Dave Ahmedabad University Ahmedabad
2 Iqra Shaikh LDRP-ITR Ahmedabad
3 Bhumi Shah Ahmedabad University Ahmedabad
4 Santhoshini Reddy Gongidi IIIT, Sri City Andhra Pradesh
5 Sindhu Bhonsley MITS Andhra Pradesh
6 B. Priyanka Madanapalle institute of technology & Science Andhrapradesh
7 Shimmila Bhowmick Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Assam
8 Swechha Jha SMvit Bangalore
9 Anupriya Tuli IIITD Delhi
10 Arushi Butan IGDTUW Delhi
11 Chhavi Sharma DTU Delhi
12 Deepali Jain MSIT Delhi
13 Garima Malik IGDTUW Delhi
14 Gunkirat Kaur IIITD Delhi
15 Harmeet Kaur Bawa Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering Delhi
16 Keerthana Devanand IGDTUW Delhi
17 Manasvi Duggal Jaypee Institute of Information Technology Delhi
18 Manisha Keim University of Delhi Delhi
19 Megha Aggarwal IGDTUW Delhi
20 Namrata Mukhija NSIT Delhi
21 Sanna Nazir USICT, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi
22 Shreya Gupta IGDTUW Delhi
23 Shreya Gupta IGDTUW Delhi
24 Shubhi Lohani IGDTUW Delhi
25 Simran Bhuria Ashoka University Delhi
26 Urvika Gola ITM Delhi
27 Vahini Ummalaneni IIITD Delhi
28 Vasudha DTU Delhi
29 Garima Jain IGDTUW Delhi
30 Himani Gangwar DTU Delhi
31 Prachi Manchanda NSIT Delhi
32 Ekta Bhoraniya DAIICT Gujarat
33 Malvika Singh DA-IICT Gujarat
34 Medha Mehta DA-IICT Gujarat
35 Shivangi Chaurasia RK, Rajkot Gujarat
36 Shreya Shah L.D.College of Engineering, working with Bombardier Transportation Gujarat
37 Shreya Chadha NCU Gurgaon
38 Neha Muthiyan IIT Mandi Himachal Pradesh
39 Supriya Aggarwal BITS Pilani Himachal Pradesh
40 Kavitha E Nair BVRIT Hyderabad College of Engineering for Women Hyderabad
41 Meher Rishika Nori BVRITH Hyderabad
42 Samarpreet Kaur Model Institute of Engineering and Technology , Jammu , J&k Jammu & Kashmir
43 Aishwarya Padmanabha SJB Institute of Technology Karnataka
45 Anjani Barhanpure PES University Karnataka
46 Anushree C A The National Institute of Engineering Karnataka
47 Charu Bansal Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women Karnataka
48 Gunjan Tank PES institute of technology Karnataka
49 Himani Garg Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women Karnataka
50 Karnika Advani SRM University , working with Lenskart Karnataka
51 Kavya M Kammavari Sangham Institute of Technology Karnataka
52 Lavanya Narayanan Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering Karnataka
53 Lavanya S REVA UNIVERSITY Karnataka
54 Mahathi Kamath Canara Engineering College Karnataka
55 Manasa G B The National Institute Of Engineering Karnataka
56 Omeama CMRIT, now working at Epsilon Karnataka
57 Pragathi N Simha Vidya vardhaka college of engineering Karnataka
58 Priya G University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering Karnataka
59 Ramya Bhagirathi.S CMR Institute of Technology Karnataka
60 Rishika Gupta pesit-bsc Karnataka
61 Shantheri Nayak Canara Engineering College Karnataka
62 Shivani Nayak PES College of Engineering Karnataka
64 Shubha Balgi Ramaiah Institute of Technology Karnataka
65 Shweta Karun Manipal Institute of Technology Karnataka
66 Sree Raksha Gupta A R Vemana Institute of Technology Karnataka
67 Sunidhi B Kotturshettar B. V. B. College of Engineering and Technology Karnataka
68 Sushmita S Dixith BMS College Of Engineering Karnataka
69 Tulsi Kanodia PESIT BSC Karnataka
70 Ujwala Shenoy B. V. B. College of Engineering and Technology Karnataka
71 Vijetha Shenoy B The National Institute of Engineering Karnataka
72 Vinuta V Pawale SJCE Karnataka
73 Vishrutha C Vidya Vardhaka College of engineering Karnataka
74 Gopika Kini The National Institute of Engineering Karnataka
75 Srushti Lokesh Vemana Institute of Technology Karnataka
76 Eshitha D Reva University Karnataka
77 Kaveri P A Ramaiah Institute of Technology Karnataka
78 Navya G University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering Karnataka
79 Ruthvika R CMRIT Karnataka
80 Sanjana Hathwar BMS College of Engineering Karnataka
81 Swati G Bhat PES Institute of Technology Karnataka
82 Vyshnavi acharya University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering Karnataka
83 Pallavi Ferrao. MS Ramaiah Institute Of Technology. Karnataka.
84 Aayisha A A CUSAT Kerala Application
85 Aiswarya P A SCT Kerala
86 Akhina Manual Toc H Institute of Science and Technology Kerala
87 Aminath Sabeena TKMIT Kerala Done
88 Anjali K MEC Kerala
89 Anjali P A CUSAT Kerala
90 Anjana Dev GECT Kerala
91 Ansu Joseph RIT Kerala Done
92 Anu S Kaimal SCMS Kerala
93 Athira L I Jyothi Kerala
94 Deepthi A V CUSAT Kerala Application Done
95 Deepthi N P SCT Kerala
96 Devi Radhakrishnan Amrita, Kollam Kerala
97 Gopika K J FISAT Kerala
98 Gouri Thampi MEC Kerala
99 Greeshma Ranjeev Rajagiri Kerala
100 Haritha Amrita, Kollam Kerala
101 Irene George CUSAT Kerala
102 Irene Tenison TKM Kerala
103 Jess Vincent CEC Kerala Application
104 Joys Maria Joseph CEC Kerala Application
105 Karthika Baiju MEC Kerala Application Done
106 Keerthana K S GECT Kerala Application Done
107 Kumari Surya Remanan CUSAT Kerala
108 Lakshmi Mohan TOCH Kerala
109 Liyana Shirin K MES Kerala
110 Malavika A B MACE Kerala
111 Manju Venugopal GECT Kerala
112 Maria Johny CET Kerala Application
113 Nora Elizabeth Joby NIT Calicut Kerala
114 Palakkal Aiswarya Karunan Jyothi Kerala Application
115 Pheba Anna Philip GECBH Kerala Application Done
116 Pritika Merryl SJCET Kerala Application Done
117 Priyanka Chandran SCT Kerala
118 Ritu Sunil SCT Kerala
119 Ruby Reetha George MACE Kerala
120 Sailakshmi P V CET Kerala Application
121 Shadiyah M CET Kerala
122 Sharon Rachel Manu MEC Kerala Done
123 Sheby Mariam Babu SJCET Kerala
124 Shibanni Shah GECBH Kerala
125 Shreya Jacob MACE Kerala
126 Stefy Thomas SJCET Kerala
127 Awantee Vineet Deshpande COEP (Now working in SAP Labs, Bangalore) Maharashtra
128 Nikhita Raghunath VJTI, Mumbai Maharashtra
129 Ashrika Behl Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Maharashtra
130 Sohini RoyChoudhury CET Odisha
131 Alice Anjali Tiriya College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar Odisha
132 Aparna A Satyabhama University Tamil Nadu
133 Pooja Sharma K SAEC Tamil Nadu
134 Rutuja Jadhav Vellore Institute of Technology Tamil Nadu
135 Mangalashri R College of Engineering Guindy, Working with Amazon Tamil Nadu
136 Kirtana Raju Neethi Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Tamil Nadu
137 Sudha Parimala SSN College of Engineering Tamil Nadu
138 Sindujaa B GRD College of Science Tamilnadu
139 Aditi Ghosh BITS Pilani Telangana
140 Sai Sruthi CBIT Telangana
141 Trishna CBIT, Hyderabad Telangana
142 Ravi sreelekha chowdary BVRIT Hyderabad college of engineering for women Telangana
143 Tanupriya Bhasin UPES Uttrakhand
144 Rachana Sathish IIT Kharagpur West Bengal
145 Tanupriya Bhasin
146 Vidhi Jindal