Investing in Emerging Technology Education

The GCL Scholars Program was funded on the ethos of investing in talented, passionate students to teach emerging technology and become role models to the greater technology community. GCL Scholars recieve a stipend to teach short workshops on emerging technology topics such as “What are self-driving cars?” and “How can we make artificial intelligence fair?” to students in low-income communities across the US. This one-of-a-kind program is funded by the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) IF/THEN Program through a generous grant from Lyda Hill Philanthropies.


Be a current high school senior or enrolled in a 4-year university

Have a demonstrated interest in emerging technology

Identify as an underrepresented background in technology

(identify as African American/Black, Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or female)…Learn more

Investing in Talented Students

We are looking for passionate and dedicated student leaders from underrepresented backgrounds to join our first batch of GCL Scholars for the 2021 year. We are reserving specific funding for students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the US.

Investing in Emerging Technology Education

GCL Scholars will develop and teach mini-workshops on specific emerging technology topics over the course of the year.

Uplifting Communities

We’ve already partnered with educators and institutions across the US serving low-income communities. GCL scholars will serve as role-models to these bright, passionate students.

Benefits of the Program

Leadership Skills

First and foremost, GCL scholars will be leaders in their local, state, national, and even global communities!

Connections to Partner Companies

Connect with technology leaders at some of our partner companies and organizations as part of the first GCL Scholars cohort!

Communication and Teaching Skills

Scholars will develop curriculum for four workshops of their choosing in emerging technology with the support of the national GirlsComputingLeague team, gaining skills such as organization, content preperation, and effective communication.


Each GirlsComputingLeague scholar will receive $750 towards any technology or education-related expense.

Program Details

The GCL Scholars program is accepting applications across two deadlines. The priority deadline is February 17th, during which all applications will be considered. After February 17th, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 1st or until all scholarship positions are filled, whichever earlier.

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Let’s Change Together!

Your support will help us to make emerging technology education accessible to all students, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status.