The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Europe, the Middle East and North Africa




Dr. Anita Borg
(1949-2003) devoted her adult life to revolutionising 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.

Google has published information from Google Europe Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 2009, which aims to promote women to results in the field of computers and technology as well as active role models and leaders. Scholarships are open to students that his last year bachelor’s degree or enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree (or equivalent) in 2009/2010.

Multiple scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated leadership. A group of female
Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. The scholarship recipients, selected from the finalists, will each receive a €5,000 (or equivalent) scholarship for the 2009/2010 academic year.

In June 2009, all finalists will be invited to visit Google’s European Engineering Centre in Zurich for a networking retreat. It will include workshops with a series of speakers, panels, breakout sessions and social activities, and will provide an opportunity for all finalists to meet and share their experiences.

Eligibility requirements
Candidates must:

* be a female student entering her final year of a Bachelor’s degree, or enrolled in an a Master’s or PhD programme (or equivalent), in 2009/2010.
* be enrolled at a University in Europe. Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply.
* be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field.
* maintain an excellent academic record (e.g. a First Class Honours degree).

How to apply

Please complete the online application form and submit the requested documentation by 26th January 2009. All application documents must be in English.

All applications will be acknowledged by email. Finalists will be notified in April 2009. Scholarship recipients will be selected from the finalists.

For more details information visit the website

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