Women Techmakers Scholars Program For MENA, 2017/2018

Women Techmakers Scholars Program For MENA, 2017/2018

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Applications are invited for the Women Techmakers Scholars Program- formerly known as Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program. Through this 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.

Scholars Components

The Scholars program includes the following:

  • An academic scholarship, awarded based on academic performance, leadership, and impact on the community of women in tech.
  • An opportunity to connect with fellow scholars and Google mentors, while participating in professional and personal development trainings and workshops.
  • 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.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Identify as female
  • Currently be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time or part-time student in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program at a university in Europe, Middle East or Africa for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a closely related technical field
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in Computer Science
  • Past recipients of any Google scholarship, including the Women Techmakers Scholarship and Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, are not eligible to apply

A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership and impact on community.

Scholarship Award

The Women Techmakers Scholarship is a one-time scholarship.

Europe, Middle East & Africa

  • Women Techmakers Scholars will each receive a 7,000 EUR award (or local equivalent) for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • All scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the annual Women Techmakers Scholars’ Retreat in summer 2017 to connect with fellow scholars, network with Googlers and participate in a number of workshops.

North America

  • Women Techmakers Scholars will each receive $10,000 USD (for students in the US) or $5,000 CAD (for students in Canada) for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • All scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat in Mountain View, California in 2017 to connect with fellow scholars, network with Googlers and participate in a number of development workshops.

How to Apply

Complete online application here. You will need a google account in order to do this.

General Application Requirement

  • 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 four essay questions

Note: Application for Asia Pacific is not open

Please e-mail inquries to wtmscholars@google.com

For more information, visit Women Techmakers Scholars Program

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