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.
Recipients will each receive a $10,000 award for the upcoming 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. All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend the Annual Google Scholars' Retreat in Mountain View, California.
Applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria to be eligible:
-Be a female student entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program in the upcoming academic year at a university in the United States
-Be enrolled in computer science or computer engineering program, or a closely related technical field as a full-time student
-Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.5 on a 5.0 scale or equivalent in your current program
For further details and how to apply, please visit the provider's website.