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.
In her honor, Google is proud to honor Anita’s memory and support women in technology with the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a financial award for the 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 and demonstrated leadership.
In addition, all scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend a retreat at Google. We know how important a supportive peer network can be for a student’s success. The retreat will include workshops, speakers, panelists, breakout sessions and social activities scheduled over a couple of days.
Applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria to be eligible (see also region-specific requirements):
-be a female student currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university
-intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a university in the United States for the next academic year
-majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
-maintain a strong academic record
-exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science
Fields of Study:
- Computer Science; Computer Engineering
- United States
- Asia & Pacific
- North America
- US Citizen
- US National or Permanent Resident
- Citizen of another country