The Women Techmakers Scholars Program for Bachelors, Masters and PhD Students from Africa, Europe and Middle East

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Course(s) Offered: Computing, Informatics, Related fields
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors), Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: Google Inc.
Country to Study in: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Online

Scholarship Description
Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 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.

Google is proud to honor Anita’s memory and support women in technology with the Women Techmakers Scholars Program. The Scholars Program consists of the following elements: Scholarship, Retreat and Community. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership.

The Program is offered to women in 3 divisions -- Scholars Program (North America), Scholars Program (Europe, Middle East and Africa i.e. EMEA) and Scholars Program (Asia Pacific). This page describes the Scholars Program: EMEA . For other regions, please scroll down and visit the official website via link below.

The Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly, Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship)

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
  • Identify as female
  • Currently be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2017-2018 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 2018-2019 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
The Women Techmakers Scholarship is a one-time scholarship. While past applicants and finalists are encouraged to reapply, unfortunately, past recipients of any Google scholarship, including the Women Techmakers Scholarship and Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, are not eligible to apply.

Selection criteria:
Each application will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria (the "Criteria"): (i) demonstration of passion to computer science; (ii) academic merit; (iii) demonstration of leadership skills

Eligible groups
Women citizens of EMEA countries (i.e. countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa)

Participating Institutions
All accredited universities in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa

Fields of study
All Bachelor, Master or PhD level courses in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics or a closely related technical field at the participating institutions (including distance or online study for Bachelor, Master or PhD at the accredited universities)

Number of awards
A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool. The best 20 applications (as assessed by the panel of judges in their sole discretion against the "Criteria") will be successful.

Scholarship benefits
Women Techmakers Scholars will each receive a 7,000 EUR award (or local equivalent) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The €7,000 (issued in the form of bank transfer) is to be spent on tuition fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the applicants' classes at their primary university.

All scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the annual Women Techmakers Scholars' Retreat in summer 2018 to connect with fellow scholars, network with Googlers and participate in a number of workshops.

Professional development and community outreach opportunities will continue to be offered after the retreat. As a Women Techmakers Scholar, you will join a long-term community of scholars program participants designed to provide a forum to share resources, support other women in tech, and collaborate on projects to make continued impact.

Method of Application
No purchase necessary to enter or win. To enter, applicants are required to complete the online application form and provide any supplementary information and/or documentation as may be requested from time to time.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship program

The application process for the 2017-2018 Scholars Program will open on October 3rd, 2017 at 8:00 am GMT and will close on December 11th, 2017 at 11:59 pm GMT

Notification of successful applicants will take place by no later than April 30th, 2017 by the email address provided at the time of application. Successful applicants will be required to accept the scholarship terms within 14 days of notification by Google. If they fail, the scholarship payment will be forfeited and Google may, in its sole discretion, select an alternative successful applicant.

Dr. Anita Borg (1949–2003) believed that technology affects all aspects of our economic, political, social and personal lives. A technology rebel with a cause, she fought tirelessly to ensure that technology’s impact would be a positive one. Dr. Anita Borg devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. Her combination of technical expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless women to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.

Application Deadline: 11 December 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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