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Offer: Call for Applications: Pass-It-On Awards Program (Deadline: 26 September 2012)

The Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Awards honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of technical women helping one another. The cash awards, funded by donations from the Systers Online Community, 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.

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 and range from $500.00 to $1000.00 USD. 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.

Applications open Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 12:00 noon PST (UT-8).
Applications close Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 12:00 noon PST (UT-8).
Reference letters due Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM PST (UT-8).
Send letters by email to: passiton-2012fall at systers dot org
Detailed guidelines on how to complete the application and reference letters.

Submit a PIO application.
Download the PIO Poster (11×17 PDF 544kb).
Award payouts in late December, 2012 to early January 2013.
Reports due Wednesday, June 6, 2013.

Spring 2012 Pass-it-on Award Winners


KathyG's picture

Great Opportunity

This is a great organization to watch for opportunities. If you enjoy working with technology, please apply!

fidelity's picture


Please lets take this opportunity to empower our women and girls. technology is quite a challenge to many women and girls especially in rural areas.


ethel tebid's picture

this is so inspiring

its good to empower women.They intend empower their communities.

katina maria's picture

Good News

To empower women in the world is the best thing.I plan to open an resource Center for women in Namibia and are in need of computers and laptops and office equipment is there any organization who help with that.


thank you

Tank ÿ̲̣̣̣̥ợ̣̣̝̇̇̇U̶̲̥̅̊ for indeed an enormous opportunity has been presented that will greatly impact.
Let's utilize this opportunity

Ngekwi's picture

Great Opportunity

Thanks for taking the pains and posting this for us. I wish I saw this on time. I will watch out for the next opportunity.
Thank you again.
Remain Blessed

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