Google Offers Scholarship for Girls to Pursue Computer Science Degrees

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Google is inviting scholarships applications from women who aspire to pursue a career in the field of computer science. Selected students will receive scholarships worth $1000 (Rs 74191.35) for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications open till December 10.

The application process for this scholarship is open for women hailing from Asia-Pacific, hence, Indian students can also apply. The scholarship will be awarded to students based on the strength of each candidate’s commitment to innovation, equity, diversity, inclusion, and academic performance.

GOOGLE SCHOLARSHIP: WHO CAN APPLY?

Eligibility criteria to avail of the Generation Google scholarship programme —

  • Candidates should be currently enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree for the academic career – 2021-2022.
  • Applicants must be second-year student at an accredited university in an Asia-Pacific country.
  • The candidate has to be enrolled in computer science/computer engineering, or a closely related technical field.
  • Apart from a strong academic record, they should have leadership qualities too.

GOOGLE SCHOLARSHIP: DOCUMENTS NEEDED

  • Resume/CV highlighting the technical projects the candidate has been a part of and also his participation in community engagement initiatives.
  • Academic transcripts from the current or (if any) prior institutions.
  • Candidates are also required to submit two 400-word essays. Essays have to be written in English.
  • These essays will assess the candidate’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and financial need.

The 2 Topics are: 

  • What is a significant challenge that you believe women in the tech industry face and how do you see yourself being part of the solutions to this challenge? Remember that impact can happen in many ways and at different scales.
  • 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.

The scholarship amount has to be spent on fees, tuition, books, equipment, supplies required for the classes at the primary university. Enrollment will be verified once the candidates are selected. All scholarship payments will be made directly to the selected student. Google employees cannot apply for the Google scholarships.

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