Scholarship Sunday: Google Sponsored Scholarships

Pursuing a career in a male-dominated field may not be easy for women, but there are certainly a lot of opportunities out there for those who want to do it. Computer science is no exception.

Google is one of the many companies and institutions that have taken the initiative to support women and other minorities that want to be successful computer scientists in college and beyond! The company has several opportunities:

Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created in memory of the woman who founded the Institute for Women and Technology. This scholarship is available to both undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in computer science-related fields. All finalists receive access to several invaluable opportunities, including workshops, Google retreats, speakers, and social networking activities. To be eligible, students must be a female enrolled in a credited university, maintain a high GPA, demonstrate leadership in her field, and be majoring in a technology-related subject. Recipients receive $10,000 in addition to the other opportunities. Click here to learn more.

Generation Google Scholarship
This scholarship also grants $10,000 to its recipients, as well as several valuable opporunities and connections. Recipients are invited to attend a Google-sponsored retreat and the annual Google's Computer Science Summer Institute. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an accredited university, majoring in a technology-related field, be descendant from a underredpresented group (Hispanic, African American, Native American, female, etc.), and display leadership and academic excellence.This scholarhsip is open to high school seniors and undergraduate students. Click here to learn more.

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Google partnered with Lime Connect to start this $10,000 sholarhsip. In addition to the money, recipients will be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat in the summer. Eligible applicants have a visible or invisible disability, be an undergraduate or graduate student, be pursuing a computer-science related degree, and demonstrate strong leadership and academic performance. Click here to learn more.

Google has some other opportunities available as well, and though the applicaiton process if rather comprehensive, they're worth taking a look at. Visit the Google Scholarship website to find out more about those opportunities.

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