Thursday, November 13, 2008

Announcing the 2009 Google Anita Borg Scholarship - now accepting applications!

In 2003, a group of Googlers decided to establish the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship to honor the work of their friend and colleague, Dr. Anita Borg, a computer scientist who dedicated her professional career to increasing the participation of women and other under-represented groups in the field of technology. In her memory, we're pleased to announce the 2009 Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship program in both the United States and Canada.

We're looking for women who will carry on the legacy of Dr. Borg, with strong academic backgrounds and demonstrated leadership qualities. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership. All US and Canadian scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to visit the Googleplex in Mountain View, California next June for the Annual Google Scholars' Retreat. This special networking event includes workshops with a series of speakers, panelists, breakout sessions and social activities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The deadline for the US Anita Borg Scholarship program is Friday, February 6, 2009 and the deadline for the Canada Anita Borg Scholarship program is Monday, February 23, 2009.
Tell your friends, or apply yourself.

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship program is a global initiative available to women studying computer science in Australia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and New Zealand.

Posted by Meredith Carroll, Diversity Programs
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