Google scholarships provide financial assistance and resources to help support the academic and professional development of students who are underrepresented in the technology industry.
The scholarship may also include opportunities for internships and networking with Google employees.
What are the Types of Google Scholarships?
Google offers several types of scholarships for students, some of them include:
1. Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: for female computer science students.
2. Google Lime Scholarship: for students with disabilities studying computer science or related fields.
3. Google Scholarships for Students with Disabilities: for students with disabilities studying computer science or related fields.
4. Google Scholarship for Veterans: for veterans or active-duty military personnel studying computer science or related fields.
5. Google Scholarship for Underrepresented Groups in Tech: for underrepresented groups in the technology industry, including but not limited to Black.
This also includes African American, Hispanic, Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or indigenous peoples of North America, studying computer science or related fields.
6. Google SVA Scholarship: for Student Veterans of America studying computer science or related fields.
7. Google Scholarship for Community College Students: for students attending or planning to attend a community college studying computer science or related fields.
8. Google Scholarships for University Students: for students attending or planning to attend a four-year university studying computer science or related fields.
Who Can Apply?
To apply for this scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:
‣ Be enrolled or accepted full-time in a bachelor, master, or Ph.D. program in computer science, or computer engineering.
or a related field at an accredited university or college in the US or Canada for the 2022-2023 academic year.
‣ Have a strong academic record
‣ Show financial need
‣ Demonstrate leadership skills and a passion for increasing the representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology.
How do You Go about the Application Process?
The application process includes:
‣ An online application form with personal and educational details
‣ Academic transcripts from all institutions
‣ Responses to three short essay questions
Recipients will be chosen based on the overall strength of their application materials compared to all other applicants in the same academic category (e.g. high school students will be compared to other high school students).
It is essential the check further criteria of any scholarship you want to apply for, as the criteria can vary.