Google believes information should be universally accessible. Google is also committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships for computer science students with disabilities. As part of their commitment, they have partnered with EmployAbility, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers.
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The 10 best applications, as assessed in accordance with the Criteria above shall be selected to receive the scholarship payment of €7,000 (issued in the form of bank transfer) to be spent on tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the applicants’ classes at their primary university.
- Applicants must be university students studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics, or a closely related technical field at a university in Europe or Israel with a disability.
- Applicants must be enrolled as full-time or part-time students for the 2018-2019 academic year.
- Applicants must intend to be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student at a university in Europe for the 2019-2020 academic year.
- Applicants must maintain a strong academic record.
- Applicants must exemplify leadership and a passion for Computer Science and technology.
- Google employees are not eligible to apply for Google scholarships.
- Applicants must be 18 year of age or older as of 17th September 2018.
- Persons who are (1) residents of embargoed countries, (2) ordinarily residents in embargoed countries, or (3) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application through EmployAbility which includes:
- General background information (i.e. contact information and details about your current and intended universities for the 2017-2018 academic year);
- Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree);
- A reference letter from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor;
- Responses to essay questions. The questions in full and some further guidance can be found here.
Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.
Application Deadline: December 6, 2018Application ClosedOfficial link