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 2017

2017 is closed, 2018 applications will be available end of 2017 or early 2018

The Citizen Science Lab, Summer 2017 camps

2017 is closed, 2018 applications will be available end of 2017 or early 2018

Past Winners

Devin – 2017

Attending LEAP this year means that I will have the opportunity to learn about computer science at one of the best universities for computer science in the country. I am so excited to discover more about all the diverse possibilities for careers in the fields of STEM and computer science, and I hope that attending LEAP helps me to be able to one day use computer science to make the world a better, smarter, and healthier place. Someday in the future, I want to be able to use coding to solve a problem in the world, and I want to start my own company so that my solutions can help change lives.

Winning this scholarship is a huge deal to me and my family. I’m so thankful for the doors it opens up for me. I love the fact that it brings girls closer to the many fields of STEM, and I intend to use it to learn and make myself an example of what girls in computer science are able to do.

Madelyne – 2017

Since starting 2nd. grade at St. Rosalia Catholic school and doing science projects and science fair projects I have been interested in how things work , how the inside of things work. I have always been a curious young girl . . I have leadership qualities that make me, me ! Attending would mean I would learn more and enrich my mind. I graduated June 2, and won the Shirley Hartman Award and Student Council certificate for service. I want to learn and teach children especially girls about if you put your mind to anything you can do it. I want to reach for the stars and I am going to.

Winning the scholarship means a lot to me. I am so thankful and appreciative of winning the scholarship, words cant describe. I always give my best at whatever I do. I cannot wait to start learning and building. Winning this scholarship means I will be closer to my goals and ambitions.

Annika – 2016

Since visiting her dad’s lab at the age of 5, Annika has always had an interest in science and technology. Her success in her two science fair projects have allowed her to become a Broadcom MASTERS finalist and to meet President Obama. These projects have also promoted her interest in information technology outreach. Being a good role model for younger girls is very important to her, and she accomplishes this goal of being a role model in her outreach classes. In the future, she plans to attend college and to major in computer science or biomedical engineering.

“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