Scholarship information for parents /friends/ families:
I have recently
received several requests from parents about information for scholarships
and financial aid for girls going into college in computer science,
engineering, and math areas.
out my growing resources page on this topic here! Also, your school
guidance counsellor will be invaluable to you in the process of
looking for colleges and financial aid. Please contact her or
him as well!
many directions your daughter could venture into, and lots of
computer science and engineering scholarships. Many universities
have good engineering and computer science programs. She will
need to pick a direction at some point-- does she want to do computer
programming, or design the machines themselves? Does she want
to create artificial intelligences or robots? Do structural, electrical,
or environmental engineering? There are many scientific fields
to choose from...
science and engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie
Mellon, Berkeley, Stanford, and MIT are all the top of the top.
Some have interesting programs such as systems desgin, artificial
intelligence, and georgia tech even offers a game programming
I wouldn't worry too much about her future salary -- if your daughter
finds what she loves in these areas and sticks with it, I believe
she will prosper. You will need to look for those scholarships,
though; often they don't fall from the sky-- you will need to
apply. Some schools offer good scholarships, and there are also
independent organizations that offer money for women. Many schools
have groups to support women students --for example, the University
of Texas at Austin has a women in engineering group to support