by CIO Staff

Google Sponsors Scholarship for Women in IT in Europe

Dec 20, 20061 min

Anita Borg (1949-2003) devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and to dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. To further Anita’s vision, Google is sponsoring the Google Europe Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 2007. The scholarship aims to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and to become active role models and leaders.

A group of female BSc, MSc, and PhD student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. All applications must be received by Jan. 31, 2007. According to the published rules, the scholarship recipients will each receive a EUR 5,000 (or equivalent) scholarship for the 2007/2008 academic year. Candidates must:

  • Be a female student entering her final year of a BSc, or enrolled in an MSc or PhD program (or equivalent) in 2007/2008.
  • Be enrolled in full-time study at a university in Europe. Citizens, permanent residents and international students are eligible to apply.
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a related technical field.
  • Maintain an excellent academic record (e.g., a First Class Honours degree).