Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Generation Google Scholarship. Deadline March 11, 2013

As part of Google's ongoing commitment to advancing computing and technology, we are pleased to provide scholarships to encourage students to excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders. We hope these programs will also help in dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. 
The Generation Google Scholarship was established for aspiring computer scientists to excel in technology and become active role models and leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2013-2014 school year. As part of the scholarship, recipients will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2013.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be high school seniors and meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2013-2014 school year.
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a baccalaureate Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related program.
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology through involvement in his/her community.
  • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement.
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Female, or a Person with a Disability).
  • Be available to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2013.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Application process

Please complete the online application.
You will also be asked to submit the following in order to have a complete application:
  • Online application (includes contact information, intended university, leadership information)
  • Academic transcripts (from your high school)
  • Two letters of reference:
    • One letter of reference must be from a high school teacher in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) field familiar with the applicant's academic work.
    • The second letter of reference must be from a person who has known the applicant for two or more years and is not a relative.
  • Responses to essay questions
Deadline to apply: Monday, March 11, 2013.
View our additional Terms and Conditions for this scholarship.
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