A group of CSTA Equity Fellows pose for a photo at Google's office.

Are you committed to improving equitable access and achievement in PreK-12 computer science? Do you want to develop as a leader and share your expertise at a national scale? Apply to become a CSTA Equity Fellow. We have expanded the fellowship to include about 20 fellows across two cohorts (for both teachers and non-teachers).

What Equity Fellows Do

  • Share their expertise with CSTA members across the globe, including on stage at the CSTA Annual Conference and Equity in Action Series
  • Develop professional learning experiences (e.g., online PD courses, webinar series, virtual conferences, chapter PD) for the CSTA community
  • Collaboratively design and implement a project to promote equity in CS education
  • Represent CSTA and the PK-12 CS education community


  • $3,000 stipend
  • Professional learning with premier leaders in the field, including quarterly convenings and monthly virtual meetings 
  • Spotlight at the 2025 CSTA Annual Conference and the Equity in Action Series, with opportunities to present on a national stage
  • Support from CSTA staff, expert partners, and dedicated resources to implement selected project 
  • Prominent recognition on CSTA’s website, and professional learning materials

Applications for the 2024-25 cohort will close Aug. 9, 2024. Do you know someone who be interested? Nominate them using the form below. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a CSTA+ member or willing to upgrade if selected. (Join CSTA here!)
  • Be a current PreK-12 CS teacher OR educational leader (e.g., coach, administrator, specialist, curriculum or PD provider, or other role who supports PreK-12 CS teachers).
  • Submit an application by Friday, Aug. 9, 2024.

Selection Criteria

  • Has demonstrated evidence of disrupting the inequities in CS impacting one or more marginalized groups including: female and non-binary students; Black, Latinx, and Native students; English language learners; and students with disabilities.
  • Clearly articulates effective strategies to support equitable access, engagement, and achievement in computer science education.
  • Is self-reflective, and desires to grow and evolve as a leader.
  • Is deeply committed to social justice and the success of all students, especially those from marginalized groups.
  • Leverages collaboration and partnerships, and understands the need for a systems-level approach.
  • Has clear, creative, and thoughtful ideas for how to improve equitable access and achievement at a broader scale in the CSTA community.


Application & Selection

  • July 16: Application opens
  • Aug. 9: Application deadline
  • Sept. 16: Select fellows


  • Sept. 27 – 28: convening #1 (virtual)
  • Nov 8-9: convening #2 (in-person*)
  • Jan. 24-25: convening #3 (virtual)
  • March 28- 29: convening #4 (virtual)
  • May 30- May 31: convening #5 (virtual)

* In-person convenings will be held all day on Friday and Saturday, with travel to/from the location on Thursday and Sunday. All travel expenses will be covered by CSTA. Locations are still TBD.

Monthly Meetings

One Monday per month from 5-7 p.m. CT (Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 6, Feb. 10, March 17, April 21, May 12, June 16, and Aug. 11)

CSTA’s Equity Fellowship is made possible in partnership with: