Call for Applications, 2018 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Tbilisi, Georgia


Deadline:  22 April 2018
Open to: citizens or residents of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, or the United States of America, self-identify as female, possess fluency in English
Venue: 12– 25 August 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia

Description

Join other girls from around the world for a unique educational opportunity and rich cross-cultural experience at the 2018 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp held in Georgia Aug 12 – Aug 25, 2018. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics. The camp will include a STEAM curriculum led by experts in their fields, as well as leadership development activities and learning excursions within Georgia.

The 2018 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp Georgia will be held for two weeks from August 12-25, 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia.  The camp will bring together 100 high school girls from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the United States to work together to enhance their STEAM skills, craft their leadership potential, and build camaraderie and networks that will propel them to new opportunities. Campers will have the opportunity to learn how to develop mobile applications, coding skills, learn about microbiology and more. The camp is hosted by The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and Girl Up with Intel and Google.

Eligibility

Applicants must be citizens or residents of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, or the United States of America, self-identify as female, possess fluency in English, and have completed at least one year of secondary school with at least one year of secondary school remaining. Campers must be between the ages of 15-18 by August 2018 to apply.

Costs

All selected participants will receive a scholarship to attend the camp free of charge. All costs associated with lodging, food, and activities during the camp are covered through the support of WiSci partners, in addition to transportation to/from the capital city of your home country (origin of departure). Participants can bring a limited amount of spending money for small souvenirs and snacks if they wish.

Limited need-based financial assistance is available for direct costs associated with travel to the capital city to fly to the camp.

Application

Applicants must have the expressed permission of a parent or guardian to apply for this opportunity. Applicants must commit to attend the full duration of camp. Applicants should also have regular access (at least once per week) to internet at a home, school, community center, internet café or other location.

Click on the button below that corresponds to your country of citizenship or residence to begin your application. The deadline to complete the application for applicants is April 22, 11:59 PM EST. Please be sure to read the WiSci FAQs to ensure you are eligible and able to participate in the full camp before you apply.

If you have trouble with the application system or would like a fillable PDF form in compliance with screen readers, please email wisci@girlup.org. If you have any additional questions about the camp, eligibility, or the application process beyond what is covered in the FAQ page please email wisci@girlup.org.

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