Ready to build a future in computer science? The Generation Google Scholarship awaits you.
The Generation Google Scholarship for Women in Computer Science was created to assist prospective computer scientists in their pursuit of excellence and leadership in the profession. Women in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe are invited to partake in this opportunity.
For the academic year 2022-2023, selected students will receive a 7,000 EUR (or local equivalent) prize. The strength of each candidate’s influence on diversity demonstrated leadership, and academic background will be used to award scholarships. Qualified students who meet all of the program’s requirements are eligible to apply. Women who are interested in computer science should apply immediately.
Application deadline: December 10, 2021
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Benefits of the Generation Google Scholarship
Selected students will receive a 7,000 EUR award (or local equivalent) under the Generation Google Award. The scholarship award must be spent on tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for the student’s classes at their primary university.
Terms and Conditions
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full-time students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Enrollment will be verified after the winners are selected, and all scholarship payments will be made directly to the student to be used towards tuition and education-related expenses.
Google reserves the right to withhold the award for any scholar who no longer meets the eligibility requirements and revoke the award for any scholar who does not maintain the eligibility requirements. Selected recipients will receive instructions from Google on how to receive the award. Failure to complete these steps by the specified deadline will disqualify recipients from receiving the award.
Recipients may defer their award for up to one (1) year from the time of originally planned payment on a case by case basis as determined by Google. Google employees are not eligible to apply for Google scholarships. Persons who are (1) residents of embargoed countries, (2) ordinarily resident in embargoed countries, or (3) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs may not apply for this scholarship.
Eligibility Criteria for Women
To qualify for a Generation Google Scholarship, Women in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe must first adhere to the following requirements:
- Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2021-2022 academic year
- Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at an accredited university in Europe, Middle East or Africa for the 2022-2023 academic year
- Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
- Demonstrate a strong academic record
- Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology
How to Apply for the Scholarship
Start your application journey by clicking here and preparing to answer these essay questions:
The five short answer essay questions below are intended to assess your computer science experience, demonstrated leadership, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and financial need. Each response to the five questions below should be 300 words or less.
- 1) How did you become interested in computer science, and what are your goals or aspirations when you think about pursuing a degree in this field? In your answer, please describe how your experiences have influenced the goals you have for yourself.
- 2) Please describe the most significant computer science project or research you have worked on, how you approached key technical challenges, and what you gained from the experience. It might have been a class assignment, a research project or work as an intern. If the project was team-based, specify your individual role and contributions in the project. Treat this essay as a technical report or research paper. Feel free to use tables, references, or figures.
- 3) Please give us one example of how you have exhibited leadership. Explain how you were influential, what you were trying to achieve and the impact you had as a result. These need not be demonstrated through formal or traditional leadership roles. Think broadly and examine the many ways you are having an effect on the members of your technical community, your university or your broader community.
- 4) What is a significant challenge that you believe women in the field of technology face and how do you see yourself as being part of the solution(s) to this challenge? Keep in mind that impact can happen in many ways and at different scales.
- 5) What impact would receiving this scholarship have on your education? Describe any circumstances affecting your need for a scholarship and what educational goals this scholarship will enable you to accomplish.
For further questions about the opportunity, please send an email over to [email protected]
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