Helen Fellows

The Helen Fellows program through BridgeUP STEM provides women and gender non-conforming undergraduates a two-year paid fellowship in computational research and educational outreach.

The two-year fellowship commitment consists of a research opportunity with a faculty mentor, instruction and leadership of BridgeUP STEM Scholars on a group project related to the Fellow’s research, and engagement with a community of peers.

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Current Location

View details for Helen Fellows at Georgia Tech, including the eligibility requirements and application process, online.

Applicants who are enrolled at participating institutions and who also meet the eligibility requirements listed below are welcome to apply.


  • Earn a stipend over the course of the fellowship.
  • Receive guidance and work alongside CS Faculty Research Mentors and CS graduate students, on real world research projects.
  • Gain experience in instructing, mentoring and leading a small group of high school interns (BridgeUP STEM Scholars) part time, on a group project related to research.
  • Find a community of peers interested in STEM.
  • Participate in community building and life-skill activities, such as resume writing, interviewing skills, and graduate school application preparation, to prepare for research careers in industry or academia.
  • Join the Aspirations in Computing Community, a network of nearly 20,000 technical women in computing and engineering.
  • Apply for the NCWIT Collegiate Award online.


Funding for the BridgeUP STEM program is provided by a generous grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation to the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

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