Igniting potential.

We believe that exposure to quality summer STEM programs early in a young woman’s academic journey can help ignite her interest and potential in STEM-related fields. To help provide this opportunity, Caroline’s Project: Young Women to Leaders offers scholarships for young women to attend relevant, approved STEM-CS summer camps and enrichment programs during eighth through twelfth grades.

Our scholarships are based on leadership, course work, academic record, extracurricular activities and community service. No previous STEM-CS experience or knowledge is necessary to apply.

Scholarships are currently available for:

Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science’s Leap@CMU 2016

June 20 – August 5, 2016 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Formerly known as Andrew’s Leap, Leap@CMU is a summer enrichment program run by the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University since 1991. It is a seven-week summer course designed to expose high school students to some of the basic aspects of computer science and how it connects to our everyday life.

Through special classes and guest faculty seminars, students are exposed to the frontiers of computer science. They jump ahead approximately ten years in their experience of the science. Students have an opportunity to interact with some of the country’s leading scientists, emerging from the program with a comprehensive understanding of the breadth of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon.

“It wasn’t easy being a nerd in Pittsburgh and Leap showed me who and what else was out there. More than a dozen years later, I still have dinner with my friends from Leap, I work with a fellow Leap classmate at my tech startup, and Leap alumni are my friends and investors. At Leap, I learned about the concepts that I ended up majoring in at MIT- diagonalization, Cantor infinity, complexity theory. I loved Leap and it changed my life for the nerdier and the happier! 

Nancy is the founder and CEO of Apptimize, a mobile a/b testing and optimization company that companies like Trulia and Nook use to innovate faster. Nancy’s leadership at Apptimize earned her a spot in the 2015 Forbes “30 Under 30.” Prior to Apptimize, she led the GETCO (now KCG Holdings) FI Quantitative Strategies team in New York and Chicago. She is a world-class expert in algorithmic trading and electronic exchanges. While studying Math with CS at MIT, Nancy was the MIT Varsity Fencing team captain, built lasers in the Harvard/MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms, and was a developer in Israel. Nancy grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Andrew’s Leap in 2001.”

~ Nancy Hua