Attending school can be more than a little expensive, especially for students serious about enrolling in a highly thought of university. Luckily, dedicated students may be able to garner a scholarship from any one of many groups around the world. Google is one of these groups, and offers several scholarship programs for those studying computer science or closely related fields.
As announced on the Google for Students blog, three of Google’s major scholarships are now open for applications, and additional scholarships will be opening in the near future. The three scholarships currently open are:
The Google Lime Scholarship, a program designed to assist North American students with disability as they enter the field of computer science.
Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship, a program that helps Hispanic students who have demonstrated academic excellence but have a strong financial need.
Google AISES Scholarship, a scholarship awarded to Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians who are currently pursuing a computer engineering or computer science degree.
Two additional scholarships will also be opening sooner. They are the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, a fund designated to help encourage women to pursue careers in the computer science and computer engineering fields, and the Google UNCF Scholarship, a program designed to help academically excellent African-American students who have financial need.
All recipients will receive scholarship funds to cover or help in covering the cost of school, and will be able to attend Google’s Annual Scholars’ Retreat. The Retreat, taking place in Mountain View, Google’s home town, features a number of presentations and lectures from experts in the industry, with subjects including technologies, product development, and the current state of the world of computer sciences.
Those interested in learning more about Google’s scholarship opportunities, or in applying for one of the programs, can visit google.com/jobs/scholarships.