Deadline:

5th December 2019 11:59 pm GMT.

Location:

Universities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

(Partially Funded)

Description

WTM Scholarship for Computer Science & Gaming

Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Programme – formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Programme – Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field.

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Dr. Anita Borg 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. She proposed the “50/50 by 2020” initiative, so that women earning computing degrees would be 50% of the graduates by year 2020. However, the percentage of Computer Science degrees earned by women is still far from 50% throughout the world.

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to furthering Anita’s vision, Google is proud to honor Anita’s memory and support women in technology with the Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship).Through the scholarship, Google aim to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Engineering.
  • Informatics or a closely related technical field.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

1 year.

The Women Techmakers Scholarship is a one-time scholarship. While past applicants and finalists are encouraged to reapply, unfortunately, past recipients of any Google scholarship, including the Women Techmakers Scholarship and Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, are not eligible to apply.

The Programme includes two 9-day Group Learning Modules with an impressive array of distinguished leaders and faculty.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Currently be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time or part-time student in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program at a university in Europe, Middle East or Africa for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a closely related technical field.
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record.
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in Computer Science.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • The scholarship recipients will each receive a €7,000 (or equivalent) scholarship.
  • A retreat opportunity to connect with fellow scholars and Google mentors, while participating in professional and personal development trainings and workshops.
  • An online network with fellow scholars program participants designed to share resources, support the global community of women in tech and collaborate on projects to make continued impact.

How to Apply

First Step: Complete the online application here.

Submit all the following requested documents by 5th December 2019. The following application documents must be in English:

  • General background information (includes contact information and information about your current and intended institutions).
  • Current resume.
  • 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 five essay questions.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Rawan Hamed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team