If you are attending college and interested in computer engineering & science don’t let the Google scholarship become one of those unclaimed scholarships which aren’t used up every year because not enough people apply to them. All of the Google scholarship programs have fair qualifying criteria so don’t hesitate to apply and try to see if they can help finance part of your college tuition. They are one of the most unbiased & praiseworthy corporate scholarships that exist today.
There are actually several Google Scholarship programs that are available which Google supports, although many of them will require you to be entering the computer science field, computer engineering field, or a related technology field. Some, however, will only require you to take at least one computer science related course, such as the Google Anita Borg First Years Scholarship Program. Google scholarships are heavily directed in supporting women and minorities going into the computer technology related fields of study. Since this is exactly what Google is all about – computer science, then it makes sense that they would want to lend support to their industry – and what better way to do it? Here is a breakdown of the Google college scholarship programs and what they offer.
Google Academic Scholarships
The Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship offers numerous Google scholarships to students in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The award amount for all of these scholarships is $10,000. These Google college scholarships are available for computer science related students who are in their senior year of an undergraduate program, or in a graduate program, although the Anita Borg First Years program is available to those who are finishing high school, and about to enter college.
The Google AISES Scholarship is offered in partnership with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and is also awarded in the amount of $10,000. Students who apply must be undergraduates or in graduate school, working towards a degree in computer science or a related field.
Google has two scholarships available for students with disabilities. These include the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities and the Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. The Europe scholarship is awarded in the amount of 7000 pounds and the Google Lime Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $10,000. There is no indication as to how many of these scholarships are awarded each year, but multiple awards are made. For either of these scholarships, the student must be studying computer science, and must be disabled to apply.
The Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship is intended for computer science students, who are Hispanic. It is awarded in the amount of $10,000. Other Google minority scholarships are the Google United Negro College Fund. It is available for African-Americans who are studying computer science, also awarded in the amount of $10,000. As with other Google Scholarships, no indication is given as to how many of these are awarded, although multiple awards are made each year.
There is also the Google Zawadi Scholarship as well offered for African women who were pursuing an education in computer science at the leading universities in Africa. A Google mentor is assigned to winners to offer support in their studies. When selecting the winners of this Google scholarship financial need is required and applicants must have a strong academic background, display leadership skills and must have been involved with notable outside activities that can be documented.
The 2011 Doodle 4 Google Scholarship Contest is a great method to try to find funding for your child’s education by offering a unique scholarship way to start thinking about what they want to do with their life. Students k-12 can submit their written application on ‘what they would like to be doing someday’ for this contest.
Google Conference Travel Scholarships
Aside from all of these above Academic Scholarships, Google also offers what they call Conference Travel Scholarships where Google will award winners with covering the cost of travel to attend one of the many Google conferences or GooglePlex retreats. They include the Google Women of Color Scholarship for the Grace Hopper Conference; awarded to women of color students in the US and internationally, the Google Global Community Scholarship for the Grace Hopper Conference which is awarded to students outside the US, and the Google Travel Scholarship for the AISES National Conference awarded to American Indian Science and Engineering Society for AISES students only. On top of this, winners of the above mentioned Google Academic Scholarships are also invited to the GooglePlex Retreat with all expenses paid as well.
Google college scholarships have fair qualifying criteria and all are relatively easy to apply scholarships making this a must ‘look into’ for college bound students looking for free financial aid. As you can see all the Google scholarships are for students who want to study in the fields of computer science technology & computer engineering. If this is your passion then take the time to apply now for the corporate 2010 Google scholarships and don’t allow the above programs to become unclaimed scholarships. Computer related jobs should be plentiful upon graduation so this could be a smart career path to follow.
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