Great chance for the women computer science bachelor students to excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive USD $1,000 (Rs.73,000) for the 2021-2022 school year.
Generation Google Scholarship for women in the computer science field will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, demonstrated leadership, and academic performance. The program is open for students who meet all the minimum qualifications and we strongly encourage women interested in computer science to apply.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must identify as female, Be currently enrolled as a full-time student for the 2021-2022 academic year, Be a 1st year or 2nd-year student in a Bachelors program at an accredited university in one of the following Asia Pacific countries/regions that are India, Taiwan, Southeast Asia countries that are Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
She must be studying computer science, or a closely related technical field, Demonstrate a strong academic record, exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for improving the representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology.
For students in their 3rd or 4th-year undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD studies, we highly encourage you to visit Google Careers for Students page to access opportunities and programs that align closer to your academic level.
You will be asked to complete an online application which includes:
General background information (e.g. contact information and details about your current and intended universities).
Resume/CV, Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree).
Responses to two short essay questions (Refer below).
Google Online Challenge (Invitation to the challenge will be sent 5-7 working days post-application deadline).
Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool or respective peers (e.g. 1st-year students compared to other 1st year students).
Note: Google Online Challenge solely serves as an additional data point when reviewing your application holistically.
IMPORTANT: Before starting the application, please have the following ready for upload:
A PDF copy of your resume (if applicable, please include leadership positions, extracurricular activities, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on your resume)
A PDF copy of your current or most recent transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
A PDF copy of your two short-answer responses
SHORT ANSWER ESSAY QUESTIONS: The two short answer essay questions below are intended to assess your demonstrated leadership and your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Please use one document to capture all two essay questions and upload it to the online application in PDF format.
Please name your file “FirstName_LastName_essay” i.e. “Harry_Potter_essay”.
Please copy and paste all essay questions and write your responses underneath the question.
Each response to the two questions below should be written in English and be 400 words or less each.
1) Please give us one example of how you have exhibited leadership. Explain what you were trying to achieve, your role, how you influenced others, and the impact as a result of your actions. Think broadly and examine the many ways you are affecting the members of the different communities you are a part of. Keep in mind, the example you choose does not need to be a formal or traditional leadership role.
2) What is a significant challenge that you believe women in the tech industry face and how do you see yourself as being part of the solution(s) to this challenge? Keep in mind that impact can happen in many ways and at different scales.