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Google Seeks African developers For 30 000 Scholarships


Closing Date: 

December, 2019

Field of Study: 

Bursary Details: 

Financial support and community building with your peers in tech.

Google's education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. As part of our commitment, we’ve partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2020-2021 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2020.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Have, or consider themselves to have, a visible or invisible disability (see Lime Connect’s approach to disability here)
  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2019-20 academic year
  • Plan to enroll as a full-time student at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2020-21 academic year
  • Maintain a strong academic performance
  • Be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for computer science and technology

 

Candidate Requirements: 

You will be asked to complete an online application through Lime Connect 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)
  • One letter of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
  • Responses to four short answer essay questions

Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

Bursary Equiries: 

Terms & Conditions

The Google Lime Scholarship is administered by Lime Connect. Please see Lime Connect's website for complete information on the scholarship. Google may retain anonymized versions of application submissions as a reference for future scholarship review.

How to Apply: 

How to apply

  • Applications for 2020 are now open. Deadline to apply: Thursday, 5th December 2019, Midnight pm PST.

  • Fill out general information

  • Submit your resume, transcript(s) and short answer responses

  • Request one letter of reference

    • Bachelors, Masters, PhD
    • Studying computer science or a closely related field
    • Students with a visible or invisible disability

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