Google Scholarships

You simply never know where you will find your next scholarship. Did you know that your favorite search engine may sponsor student scholarships? Google has offered scholarships for college students for many years. They offer several different programs, for students in the United States and Europe. A complete listing of their programs can be found at this website. Below is a brief description of some of the scholarships that you can apply for through Google:

Generation Google Scholarship: This scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. High school students must intend to enroll at a college in the United States or Canada for the upcoming academic year. Additionally, they must hold a strong academic record, plan to major in a computer field, and come from on of the underrepresented groups). Students who are currently enrolled in college can also apply for this award. They are also required to be from an underrepresented group, show leadership potential, and have declared a computer-related major.

In order to apply for the Generation Google Scholarships, students should complete an online application. For all students, this entails sending transcripts, a resume, completing background information about themselves, and responding to four short questions. Additionally, high school students will need to submit one letter of recommendation while college students are required to submit two letters of recommendation. All applications must be received prior to March 2nd. Additional information about this scholarship is available at this website. This scholarship provides $10,000 for students who plan to study within the United States.

The Google Lime Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students who plan to major in computer engineering, computer science, or a related field and who also identify as having a disability. Students with both invisible and visible disabilities are eligible to apply. In order to be eligible, students have strong leadership skills and be a current undergraduate or graduate student at an institution that is located within Canada or the United States.

The application process for The Google Lime Scholarship is straightforward. Students first complete an online application; in which they provide answers to three short questions as well as general demographic information. Additionally, each student is required to submit transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a CV. Additional information about this scholarship is available here. This scholarship also provides an award worth $10,000.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program: This program, which was originally called the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program, aims to increase the number of women to enter the filed of computerscience. Students who are chosen for this scholarship, receive a scholarship to defray the cost of attendance, the chance to participate in a professional retreat, and access to an online network of other female computer science majors. This program is open to students in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America. The application process varies slightly by region, but all details related to eligibility and the application process for each region can be found at this link.