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. They recently announced this year’s Lime Scholarship. Selected students will be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2017. Scholarship recipients will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science – $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs). This scholarship opportunity is open to undocumented students. I contacted Google and was notified that, “the scholarship is open to international students studying in the US and Canada, and there are no restrictions around undocumented students as long as candidates meet all other criteria (including being a person with a disability).”
To be eligible, you must:
- Be an undergraduate, graduate or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply); and also
- Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full time student at a university in the U.S. or Canada in the 2017-2018 academic year
- 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)
- Maintain a strong academic performance
- Be 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
- Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology
The deadline to apply is December 4, 2016
For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: Google Lime Scholarship
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