Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is CS4HS?
CS4HS was started as a joint effort between Carnegie Mellon University, UCLA, and University of Washington to help introduce high school and middle school CS teachers to new and exciting technologies. Now, CS4HS has expanded to include K-12 teachers in all subjects, pre-service teachers, principals, and counselors. These programs bring individuals together for a summer workshop with the goals of invigorating them about computer science and computational thinking, and to provide them with tools and networking opportunities to help them in the classrooms. Google provides funding to universities to develop the workshop and is committed to having our local employees participate in workshop sessions whenever possible.How much does Google fund each university to put on a CS4HS workshop?
Funding varies based on the number of participants and other associated costs, with a cap of $15,000 for each program.How can I use these funds? What type of grant is this?
The funding is delivered to the university as an unrestricted gift, and schools may use it in many ways to deliver a customized program. Some schools pay a graduate student to help plan or deliver curriculum modules, while others may use the funding to provide stipends to traveling teachers. We encourage schools to use the funding to maximize the number of participants they can invite without sacrificing quality. Please see How to Apply for more details on what we are looking for in a program.I applied for CS4HS workshop funding in a previous year, can I apply again?
Absolutely. We highly encourage former applicants and CS4HS organizers to apply again. The more specific your application is and the better it fits the guidelines found in How to Apply, the better your chances are to receive funding, so be sure to look those over prior to filling out your application.Who can apply for a CS4HS grant?
Any university, community college, or technical school in the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, China, Australia, and New Zealand is welcome to apply. There are some differences between the regions, which you may find on the information page that is relevant to your program.I am a teacher interested in participating in a summer workshop. How can I get involved?
Encourage your local university, community college, or technical school to apply for a grant. In the late spring, we will also post workshop websites of participating schools so you will be able to see CS4HS programs occurring in your area. For information on classroom tools and curriculum, please see our K-12 page.Where can I find more information on how CS4HS workshops are organized? Do you have a sample agenda I can see?
You can find a list of workshop websites from past grant recipients on our Past Programs page.I have additional questions, who can I ask?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you still have. Please specify your region so that we may respond accurately.