2013 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for Europe, Middle East and Afric

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Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for Europe, Middle East and Africa is now open to current female students who will be enrolled in study for the 2013/2014 academic year at a university in Europe, Middle East or Africa. Students must be enrolled in a computer science, computer engineering, informatics or closely related technical program and maintain a record of strong academic performance.

Eligibility requirements

Candidates must:

  • Be a female student enrolled in a Bachelors, Masters or PhD programme (or equivalent) in 2013/2014.
  • 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 Honours degree).

The deadline for both of the scholarships is 1st February 2013 and the announcement will be made in May 2013. Scholarship recipients will receive a EUR 7,000 scholarship and Scholars and Finalists will be invited to attend a networking retreat in June which will be held at a Google office in Europe. Take a look at the following videos to get a better feeling about the program:

How to apply

Please complete the online application and submit all requested documents by 1st February 2013. All application documents must be in English. Scholars and Finalists will be notified in April 2013.

You will be required to submit the following:

  • Up-to-date copy of your CV
  • Answers to the following questions(Suggested word count is 400-600 words per question. You should treat question 1 and 3 as technical reports or research papers):
    • Describe a significant technical project you have worked on. If you have worked on a major independent research project (such as research for a Master’s or PhD programme), please describe that work here. Give an overview of the problem and your approaches to the key technical challenges. If this was a group effort, be sure to specify your individual role and contributions.
    • Give one or two examples of your leadership abilities. Explain how you were influential and what you were trying to achieve. These need not be demonstrated through formal or traditional leadership roles. Feel free to think broadly and examine the many ways you impact members of your technical community.
    • Suppose someone gave you the funding and resources for a 3- to 12-month project to investigate a technical topic of your choice. Write a short version of a proposal, including a description of the project, your planned methodology, and your expected results. Please pick something other than the project you described for the first question.
    • Transcripts
        • Bachelors: A copy of your current academic record.
        • Masters: A copy of your previous and current academic records.
        • Phd: A copy of your previous academic records.
      • Enrollment confirmation for 2013/2014 or confirmation of graduation date
        • Please include with your application an official enrollment confirmation or a confirmation of your graduation date issued by an official authority of the university e.g. your departmental administrator or a professor.
      • Recommendation letters
        • Two strong referral letters from individuals who are qualified to evaluate your academic and leadership accomplishments, e.g. from a professor, adviser or supervisor.

      For specific questions not answered on this page or in the FAQ section, please e-mail [email protected]. We look forward to receiving your application!

For More Information Visit the Google EMEA Awards Website.

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