The BridgeUP STEM Scholars program provides girls, women, and gender non-conforming students who have had minimal or limited access to coding education with an introduction to programming and research methodology. The two-year program commitment consists of a non-credit computer science course, a research internship, a research faculty and undergraduate fellow mentorship, and a support community.
View details for BridgeUP STEM at Georgia Tech, including the two-step application process, online.
- Participation is free.
- Receive a $2,000 stipend over the course of the program.
- Learn from college computer science research professors.
- Work alongside undergraduate research fellows, graduate students, and professors on a real world research project.
- Find a community of peers interested in STEM.
- Participate in community building and life-skill activities, such as resume writing, preparing college applications, and interviewing skills.
- Apply for the Award for Aspirations in Computing online.
- Are 13 years of age or older at the time of application submission.
- Identify as a girl, woman, or gender non-conforming individual.
- Enrolled in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade as of September 1, 2021.
- Be able to commute to the Georgia Tech campus approximately once or twice per week after school.
- Have minimal or limited coding experience.
- Willing to commit to a two-year program.
- Year 1: Attend Computer Science programming course approximately 120 hours total from mid-October to mid-May on Georgia Tech campus.
- Year 2: Participate in research internship at Georgia Tech approximately 120 hours total for the entire 2022-2023 school year.
- Years 1 and 2: Participate in periodic events to connect with Georgia Tech faculty, administrators, and students and engage in workshops to prepare for the college application process.
- Are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or individual who meets the requirements of the substantial presence test.
- Have a U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number.
- Are not an NCWIT or Georgia Institute of Technology employee and have no immediate family relationship with employees, extended staff, contractors, or board members of NCWIT or Georgia Institute of Technology (including spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, and persons residing in the same household).