Scholarship Applications Open for Tapia 2017!

Diversity: Simply Smarter!

Scholarship applications for the 2017 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing are now open.

Tapia Conference Scholarships 

The Tapia Conference provides conference travel scholarships for students (undergraduate and graduate) and post-docs at US institutions as well as faculty at Minority Serving Institutions. Scholarships include conference registration, meals during the conference, hotel accommodations, and a reimbursable travel stipend. Tapia scholarships are generously funded by government and industry organizations. Scholarship decisions are made by a committee consisting of over 90 professional volunteers in industry and academia.

Tapia 2017 Scholarship Application Submission Deadlines: 

  • Program Submitters (Posters and Doctoral Consortium): January 29, 2017
  • General Tapia Scholarship Applicants: February 28, 2017 
  • Scholarship Notification: April 28, 2017


Google Travel and Conference Grants 

To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in computer science from attending leading tech conferences, Google offers Travel and Conference Grants for selected conferences in Computer Science and related fields including, most recently the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference. 

Grants are available in North America for all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology (including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, persons with disabilities, women and veterans) and in Europe for women in technology.

To be eligible for a grant to attend a conference in North America, applicants must:
  • Be a resident of North America
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Work or study in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a technical field related to the conference subject
  • Have a strong academic and/or professional background with demonstrated leadership ability
  • Be able to attend the core days of the conference to which they are applying
Application deadline:  June 28, 2017