January 15, 2013

Google Lime Scholarships for International Students with Disabilities

Google Lime Scholarships for International Students with Disabilities

Course(s) Offered: Computer, Engineering or related
Course Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: Google / Lime Connect
Country to Study in: USA, Canada

Scholarship Description
Access to knowledge is Google's thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, Google doesn't want anything to stand in the way. That's why the company's proud to support the work of Lime Connect.

Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. International students with disabilities studying at universities in the US or Canada are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be:
  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load)
  • Maintaining a strong academic performance
  • (1) A current sophomore/second year or junior/third year undergraduate continuing studies in the 2013-2014 academic year; (2) an undergraduate senior/fourth year accepted to or enrolled in a graduate program in the 2013-2014 academic year; or (3) a current graduate student (masters or PhD) continuing studies in the 2013-2014 academic year. Candidates must be enrolled in a university in the United States or Canada (international students in the US and Canada are also encouraged to apply)
  • A student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology
  • Previous Google Lime Scholars are unfortunately not able to be considered
Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science.

Eligible groups
Citizens of any nationality with disabilities

Participating Institutions
Any university in the United States or Canada

Fields of study
Any undergraduate or graduate study program in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related technical program

Number of awards
Not specified by scholarship provider

Sponsorship duration
Inquire from provider

Scholarship benefits
US$10,000 for those studying in the US and C$5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).

Please note that selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2013. All candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google.

Method of Application
All applicants must provide the following:
  • Contact, education and experience information
  • Current resume & unoffficial transcripts
  • Three essays - this is your opportunity to show us your passion for computer science
  • Two recommendation letters from a professor, adviser or supervisor
To submit an application, applicants may apply via The Lime Network.

DEADLINES:
Deadline to apply is midnight PST on Monday, February 18th, 2013. Please note that reference names and emails must be submitted by this date, and letters are due by February 28th.

Application Deadline: 18 February 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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