Google is currently accepting applications for the Women Techmakers Scholars Program tenable in selected universities worldwide in the 2020/21 academic year.
Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program – formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program – Google is furthering Dr Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field.
Her combination of technical expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless women to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.
Google is proud to honour Anita’s memory and support women in technology with the following scholarship programs:
- Women Techmakers Scholarship for computer science (APAC, EMEA and NA)
- Women Techmakers Scholarship for gaming in partnership with Stadia, Google’s all-new gaming platform (EMEA and NA)
- Women Techmakers Irish University Scholarship (Ireland)
Worth of Award
The Scholars Program consists of the following elements:
- Scholarship: An academic scholarship, awarded based on academic performance, leadership, and impact on the community of women in tech.
- Retreat: An opportunity to connect with fellow scholars and Google mentors, while participating in professional and personal development training and workshops.
- Community: An online network with fellow Scholars Program participants designed to share resources, support the global community of women in tech, and collaborate on projects to make continued impact.
WTM Scholarship for Computer Science & Gaming
- Currently be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2019-2020 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, Middle East or Africa for the 2020-2021 academic year
- Be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a closely related technical ﬁeld OR be studying video game programming, game engineering, game design and development, or a closely related field in gaming
- Demonstrate a strong academic record
- Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in technology (i.e. computer science or gamin
How to Apply
The application is online through the link below. You will need to submit the following documents:
- General background information (includes contact information and information about your current and intended institutions)
- Current resume
- Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree)
- One letter of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
- Responses to five essay questions
Deadline: The application for the 2020-2021 Scholars Program is now open and will close on December 5th, 2019 at 11:59 pm GMT.