Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for the 2015/2016 academic session is on.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to the 2015/2016 academic session edition of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Read the full details about the scholarship programme below.
Dr. Anita Borg proposed the “50/50 by 2020” initiative, so that women earning computing degrees would be 50% of the graduates by year 2020. However, the percentage of Computer Science degrees earned by women is still far from 50% throughout the world.
As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to furthering Anita’s vision, we are pleased to announce The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Through the scholarship, we aim to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders in this field.
The Google Anita Borg Scholarship
Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a € 7,000 (or equivalent) award for the 2015-2016 academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background, passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science, and demonstrated leadership. All scholarship recipients will be invited to attend an annual Google networking retreat in 2015.
Who can apply for Google Anita Borg Scholarship ?
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
- Be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2014-2015 academic year
- Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa for the 2015-2016 academic year
- Be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics or a closely related technical ﬁeld
- Maintain a strong academic record
The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship is a global program. If you are a student who will not be enrolled at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa for the 2015-2016 academic year, please visit the Anita Borg Scholarships Homepage to learn more about our Anita Borg Scholarships around the world.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship Application Process
The application for the Anita Borg Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year will open on October 15th, 2014 and close on February 2nd, 2015. To start your application today click here.