Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards Program 2019 for women Technologists ($1,000 USD prize)

Application Deadline:  Thursday, March 21, 2019 (11:59 PM UTC-7).

The Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards Program honors Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of  women technologists helping each other. 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. Awards range up to $1,000 USD

The Award 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

Apply Now for the 2019 Systers Pass it on Awards


  • Applications OPEN, Thursday, December 20, 2018 (12:00 AM UTC-7).  
  • Applications CLOSE Thursday, March 21, 2019 (11:59 PM UTC-7).
  • Reference letters DUE Thursday, March 28, 2019 (11:59 PM UTC-7).
  • View >> 2018 Pass It On Award Winners
  • Email questions to passiton at anitab dot org.

Note: You will be required to have an address on file before submitting.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards Program 2019


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