Spark passion for CS in young minds
igniteCS provides funding and resources for groups of college and university students to make a difference in their local communities through CS mentorship.play_circle_filled
How does it work?
Groups of students are welcome to apply if they meet all eligibility requirements outlined below.
Confirm eligibility with the following requirements. For more guided help, see application info.
Connect with others who are interested in Computer Science mentorship.
Map of Programs
This map contains past and current igniteCS award recipients and is updated as awards are finalized. We are thrilled to be working with so many incredible mentors who are having such a great impact in their communities.
Do you want to see your students take knowledge from your CS classroom and apply it in the real world through mentoring? Encourage students to apply for igniteCS funding by volunteering to be an advisor.
Advisors to igniteCS programs can be either a college or university faculty member or a local non-profit organizer. If your students’ application is accepted, you’d need to:
- Attend Orientation with mentors upon acceptance
- Coordinate disbursement and use of funds
- Provide guidance to student mentors, but stand back and let them run the show!
- Post (use this flyer) in your CS department, teacher college, and/or student community center.
- Encourage your intro CS students to apply.
- Let your students know you are willing to be a faculty advisor.
- Use local area school contacts to help connect undergraduates to potential mentees.
- Seek out students who could use extra encouragement to stay enthusiastic about CS.