Tuesday, January 21, 2014

#CODED-ish News::Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 2014/2015 now open: How to apply

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Anita Borg (1949–2003) believed that technology affects all aspects of our economic, political, social and personal lives. A technology rebel with a cause, in her life she fought tirelessly to ensure that technology's impact would be a positive one. It was this vision that inspired Anita in 1997 to found the Institute for Women and Technology. Today this organization continues on her legacy and bears her name, The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology


Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a € 7,000 (N 1.75m naira) award for the 2014-2015 academic year. 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, passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science, and demonstrated leadership. All scholarship recipients will be invited to attend an annual Google networking retreat in 2014.


To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
Be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2013-2014 academic year

Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD program at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa for the 2014-2015 academic year

Be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics or a closely related technical field

Maintain a strong academic record


Please complete the online application which includes:
General background information (includes contact information and information about your current and intended institution for the 2014-2015 school year)

Current resume/CV (up to 2 pages)

Academic transcripts from your current institution (and prior institution if currently in graduate school)

A reference letter from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor

Responses to essay questions.

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