Sunday, February 5, 2012

Generation Google Scholarship

The Generation Google Scholarship is currently being offered to graduating high school seniors from an underrepresented group in computer science. Specifically, this scholarship is being offered to enable “aspiring computer scientists to excel in technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.” Winners will receive either $10,000 each year for up to four years! In other words, this scholarship is renewable, and can be worth as much as $40,000! [SOURCE]

To be fully eligible, applicants must plan on being full-time students at a university in the US or Canada for the 2012-2013 school year. Students must be planning to go into a baccalaureate Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related program. Applicants should exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology through involvement in their community. In addition to this, applicants should have a strong record of academic achievement, be from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Female, or a Person with a Disability) and should demonstrate financial need.

To apply, fill out the online application. The application involves the completed online form (includes contact information, intended university, leadership information), academic transcripts (from your high school), two letters of reference, three essays (200 words each), and three short answer questions.

This scholarship application is due on February 20, 2012. For more information (esp. about how one goes about renewing the scholarship), check out Google’s page for the Generation Google Scholarship, and direct all questions to Good luck!

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