How to Get a $10,000 Scholarship from Google

The tech giant offers scholarships to college-bound students studying computer science

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As part of Google’s commitment to advancing computing and technology, they are providing scholarships to support students in their study of computer science.

The Generation Google Scholarship is a new program for aspiring computer scientists to excel in technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.  Selected students will receive $10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or $5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) a year for up to four years (or until graduation, whichever comes first) so long as they maintain criteria for renewal.  Recipients will also be invited to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2012.

Who Should Apply?

Applicants must be high school seniors and meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Intends to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2012-2013 school year
  • Intends to be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a baccalaureate Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related program
  • Exemplifies leadership and demonstrates a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology through involvement in their community
  • Strong record of academic achievement
  • A student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Female, or a Person with a Disability)
  • Demonstrates financial need.

For complete details, visit the Generation Google Scholarship site.

Deadline to apply: Monday, February 20, 2012

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