African-American Women in Computer Science Program Grant

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Apr 09, 2009 GMT
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The National Science Foundation awarded a $552,000 grant to the Florida A&M University Computer Information Science Program to help increase enrollment. Specifically, the African-American Women in Computer Science (AAWCS) program grant is intended to provide scholarships to help recruit minority women into the computer science program.

According to the US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine story, "An added benefit to the students is the conference participation, where selected AAWCS scholars will be chosen to attend two national conferences, paid for by the grant, each year, such as the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and the National Conference of Women in Information Technology (NCWIT)."

The program begins on July 1 and runs through June 2012. To find out more about the program, read the complete article: Scholarship Opportunity: CIS Program Seeks to Close the Gap

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