Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Google is seeking applications for the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Europe, the Middle East and Africa aimed at encouraging women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders.

This scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Anita Borg and her efforts to encourage women to pursue careers in computer science and technology.

Google is offering multiple scholarships that will be awarded based on candidates’ academic performance, leadership experience and demonstrated passion for computer science.

From among the applicants, a group of female Bachelors, Masters, and PhD student finalists will be chosen making each of them eligible to receive a scholarship amounting €7,000 (or equivalent).

The scholarship recipients and finalists will get an opportunity to visit a Google office in Europe during In June 2012 for a networking retreat. The visit will comprise of workshops with a series of speakers, panels, breakout sessions and social activities, providing all the finalists an opportunity to meet and share their experiences.

Eligibility requirements
Candidates must:
    Be a female student enrolled in a Bachelors, Masters or PhD program (or equivalent) in 2012/2013.
    Be enrolled at a University in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa. Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply.
    Be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field.
    Maintain an excellent academic record (e.g. a First Class Honors degree).

Last date for submission of applications is February 1, 2012.

Further scholarship details and application procedures can be found at http://www.google.com/anitaborg/emea/

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