Saturday, November 1, 2008

Congrats to Google Scholarship winners

At Google, we are trying to do more to increase diversity in the technology industry. If you are a computer science major you probably already know that women and minorities are significantly under-represented in the field. Did you know that each year 78% of computer science degrees are awarded to male students? According to studies conducted by the National Science Foundation, the annual graduation rate for women in computer science is just 22%, just 6.5% for Hispanic students, 4.8% for African American students, and under 1% of computer science degrees are awarded to American Indian students.

As part of our global efforts to increase diversity in our industry, we are pleased to announce the recipients of Google's 2008 Scholarship Programs, in partnership with the United Negro College Fund, the Hispanic College Fund, and the American Indian Science & Engineering Society.

Please join us in congratulating the 42 computer science students who have been recognized for their outstanding academic and leadership accomplishments in the computer science field. Each of these students will receive a $10,000 academic scholarship from Google, as well as an invitation to attend the all-expenses-paid Annual Google Scholars' Retreat, held each Spring at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.

2008 Google United Negro College Fund Scholars

  • Brian Beecham, Alabama A&M University
  • Clinton Buie, Stanford University
  • Dorian Perkins, University of California, Riverside
  • John Mosby, Clark Atlanta University
  • Katherine Trushkowsky, University of California, Berkeley
  • Lateef Yusuf, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Mamadou Diallo, University of California, Irvine
  • Mcdavis Fasugba, University of Miami
  • Pascal Carole, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Rashida Davis, University of Delaware
  • Remy Carole, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Sheronda Nash, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Souma Badombena-Wanta, George Mason University
  • Yolanda McMillian, Auburn University
2008 Google Hispanic College Fund Scholars

  • Miguel Rios, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
  • Milton Villeda, University of Texas, Austin
  • Ricardo Rodríguez, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
  • Marco Medina, Eastern Washington University
  • Abel Licon, University of Deleware
  • Maximiliano Ramirez Luna, University of California, Berkeley
  • Juan Herrera, University of Oklahoma
  • Kenneth Faller Ii, Florida International University
  • Heriberto Reynoso, University of Texas, Brownsville
  • Jose Martinez, California State Polytechnic University
  • Otoniel Ortega, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Antonio Rodríguez-soto, Universidad Del Turabo
  • Tina Ziemek, University of Utah
  • Diana Flores, University of Florida
  • Matthew Martinez, University of New Mexico
  • Frank Blandon, University of Florida
  • Felipe Carmona, Roosevelt University
  • Pamela Gutierrez, Oklahoma Panhandle State University
  • Daniel Hernandez, Tennessee Technological University
2008 Google American Indian Science & Engineering Society Scholars

  • Erik Bennett, New Mexico Tech
  • Kaylei Burke, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Cory Cornelius, Dartmouth College
  • Daniel Jachowski, Stanford University
  • Denise Martin, Capella University
  • Mitchell Martin, University of Texas, San Antonio
  • Melanie Prevett, Oklahoma State University
  • Thomas Reed, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Delbert Willie, Colorado State University
Please visit to learn more about our global scholarship initiatives.

Posted by Meredith Carroll, Global Diversity and Talent Inclusion Team

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