WIT-GHCI Scholarship

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* Applications to the WIT- GHCI scholarships are open now. Deadline Oct 07, 2018.
WIT-GHCI Scholarship
Hosted by Rethink-WIT in partnership with Anita B.org Institute
Applications starting date October 1, 2018
Deadline October 7, 2018
Application Link Apply - Form 1 here Apply Form 2 here

Introduction

The WIT-GHCI Scholarships are offered to top 5 participants of the WIT Learning Program by Rethink. Selected top 5 students receive a fully paid pass to attend the GHCI Conference 2018.

About WIT Learning Program

Rethink's Women in Tech Learning Program is a 4 week learning program for female engineering students, designed to equip them to leverage the various Women in Tech opportunities.

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.

At the GHCI 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

Reward

Selected students will receive fully paid conference pass (Amounting to INR 8500) to attend the GHCI 2018 conference (including meals).

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants should:

  1. be a participant of the WIT Learning Program
  2. have completed the following tasks
    1. All TWTWs
    2. Atleast 2 Coach Calls and Corresponding Call Summary Blogs
    3. Personal Website
    4. Wiki page on an Opportunity
    5. Published Bot on Opportunity
    6. One interview with either a previous winner of chosen opportunity or influencer

Application

Application Process

To complete the application, you are required to submit the two application forms.

Application Forms

  • Form 1 - Collects published links to all your WIT Activity Submissions - Apply here
  • Form 2 - WIT-GHCI Application Form - Apply here

What must the Recommendation Letter Include?

Recommenders are expected to clearly mention the following in their Letter of Recommendation:

  • Relationship between the applicant and the recommender
  • Recommender's view on applicant's technical and leadership skills.
  • Recommender's thoughts on how the applicant would benefit from the scholarship.

Selection Criteria

Criteria Weightage
WIT Submissions 30%
WIT-GHCI Application Responses 70%

What do we look for?

  1. Aspiration
  2. Demonstrated interest and skills in technology and leadership
  3. Commitment to learn and improve
  4. Performance in the WIT Program

Timeline

Event Date
Scholarship Application Opens Oct 1, 2018
Scholarship Application Deadline Oct 7, 2018, 11:59 PM IST
Recommendation Deadline Oct 7, 2018, 11:59 PM IST
Result Announcement Oct 10, 2018
GHCI Conference Dates November 14 - 16, 2018

Support

You may reach us at volunteers@rethinkfoundation.in for guidance.

Previous Winners

SL No. Name College Cohort Winning Application Interview Status
1 Swati Kanwal Manipal University Cohort 1
2 Dhanya Sreekumar TKMCE Cohort 1
3 Liyana Sahir GEC Kannur Cohort 1
4 Farha Kareem Model Engineering College Cohort 1
5 Elsa Maria George MITS Cohort 1

References

  1. WIT Learning Program
  2. GHCI Website
  3. ABI's Website
  4. Official Hashtag: #GHCI18. Follow the hashtag to know latest updates about the program.