2020 AnitaB.org Systers Pass It On Awards Program for Women

Deadline: March 26, 2020.

The AnitaB.org Systers Pass It On Awards Program honors Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of  women technologists helping one another. The cash award helps fund women in computing or projects that inspire and support girls and women to enter computing. We encourage recipients to “pass on” the benefits they gain from the award, creating a movement of women helping women.

These awards are funded by generous donations from Systers, our online community founded by Anita Borg in 1987, and other members of the community.


Any woman over 18 may apply, though she must be in or aspiring to be in computing fields. 

They encourage applications covering a variety of needs and projects including:

  • Assistance with with studies, job transfers, or other transitions in life
  • A broader project that benefits girls and women
  • Projects that seek to inspire more girls and women to go into the computing field
  • Assistance with educational fees and materials
  • Partial funding source for larger scholarship
  • Partial funding source for technical conferences
  • Mentoring and other supportive groups for women in technology or computing


Awards range up to $1,000 USD.

OFFICIAL LINK: https://anitab.org/awards-grants/pass-it-on-awards-program/

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