Google is offering scholarships to women studying Computer Science: Eligibility criteria, other details

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The American tech giant Google has offered the “Generation Google Scholarship” to women studying computer science. The scholarship is open to all students who meet the prerequisites. The last date to apply for the “Generation Google Scholarship” is December 10.

Selected students will receive $1,000 for the 2022-2023 academic year. The scholarship will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, innovation, and academic performance.

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Applicants must exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for improving the representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology.

Who can apply?

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Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student for the academic year 2021-2022

The applicant must be in the second year of study at an accredited university in an Asia Pacific country upon completion of the scholarship programme.

Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field

Demonstrate a strong academic record

Application process:

The applicant will be required to complete an online application that includes:

General background information (for example, contact information and details about your current and intended universities)

A CV/CV that highlights artistic projects and involvement in community involvement

Academic transcripts from your current (and past, if applicable) institutions

Responses to two short answer essay questions (see below)

15 minutes “meet and greet” for each shortlisted participant

Google Online Challenge (An invitation to the challenge will be sent 5-7 working days after the application deadline)

Note: The Google Online Challenge only serves as an additional data point when your application is comprehensively reviewed.

Essay questions:

The two short answer essay questions below are intended to assess your commitment to diversity, equality, inclusion, and financial need. Each answer to the two questions below must be written in English and be 400 words or less.

1) What is the biggest challenge you think women in the tech industry face and how do you see yourself as part of the solution(s) to this challenge? Keep in mind that the effect can occur in many ways and at different levels.

2) What is the impact of receiving this scholarship on your education? Describe any circumstances that affect your need for a scholarship and the educational goals this scholarship will enable you to achieve.

Before starting the application, please prepare the following for download:

PDF version of CV

PDF copy of the current or newer version (unofficial accepted)

PDF version of my short answer answer.

Selected recipients will receive instructions from Google on how to receive the award.

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