Windows Insider Grace Hopper Women in Computing Award

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Notes: Win a trip to the Grace Hopper Celebration in Houston, TX  and to Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA


About Windows Insider Grace Hopper Women in Computing Award

Windows Insider Grace Hopper Women In Computing Award is given for those who have enrolled for Windows Insider program.

Application deadline

Currently the application has been closed. Then contest is to be held on August every year.


Top ten students will receive sponsorship to attend Grace Hopper Celebration Conference to be held in Houston, Texas, US.

Trip package worth $8500 includes

  • Grace Hopper Celebration registration
  • Round trip, coach-class air transportation for one from a major airport near winner’s home to Houston, TX
  • Four nights' accommodations at a hotel in Houston, TX
  • Ground transportation to and from destination airport and hotel for the two trips
  • Meals for the duration of the two trips (i.e. $75 per day per diem, per person).


To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Join the Windows Insider Program.
  • The award is open to all women currently in the process of completing a university computer science or related degree program.
  • Entrants must be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution to qualify for the award (first year college students through post-doc students are eligible).
  • Students who have accepted employment offers (2018-2019) at Microsoft are ineligible.
  • International students arriving from outside of the U.S. will be responsible for securing their own travel visas.

Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, and Contest Parties are not eligible, nor are persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, or the family members of each above (parents, children, siblings, spouse/domestic partners, or individuals residing in the same household). Individuals who have accepted employment offers at Microsoft are also ineligible. Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria and where prohibited. Minors are not eligible.

Application Process

  1. Register as a Windows Insider( if you are not already, you may register at
  2. Complete the Windows Insider Women in Computing Award Entry form. This form includes a short written submission and video request.
  3. To be eligible, the Contest Entry must meet the following content/technical requirements:
  • Video be no more than three (3) minutes in length must not exceed thirty (30) MB in size. *Contest Submission Form must include a personal essay of no more than 150 words.
  • Video and essay must be in English only and must be your own original work.
  • You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals, or licenses required for you to submit the content in your entry.


To be a windows insider follow the instructions provided in the website