Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On Awards for Women

Deadline: 23 April 2014
Open to:  any woman over 18 years old in or aspiring to be in the fields of computing
Prize: 500- 1,000 USD


The Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Awards honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of  women technologists helping one another. The cash awards, funded by donations from the Systers Online Community and others, are intended as means for women established in technological fields to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology. The program is called “Pass-It-On” because it comes with the moral obligation to “pass on” the benefits gained from the award.

 Applications covering a wide variety of needs and projects are encouraged, such as:

  • Small amount to help 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;
  • Mentoring and other supportive groups for women in technology or computing.


Pass-it-on Award applications are open to any woman over 18 years old in or aspiring to be in the fields of computing. Awards are open to women in all countries.


Awards range from $500.00 to $1000.00 USD.


Create and account and apply online HEREApplications close Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (Midnight UTC-8). Reference letters due Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (Midnight UTC-8).

Email your questions to

For more information visit the official website HERE.

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