Scholarship Blast: Women Techmakers Scholars Program 2018

Scholarship Blast: Women Techmakers Scholars Program 2018

Application Deadline: December 6th, 2018 at 11:59 pm GMT.

Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program – formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program – 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.



An academic scholarship, awarded based on academic performance, leadership, and impact on the community of women in tech.


An 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.



To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

Currently be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2018-2019 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 2019-2020 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



Women Techmakers Scholars will each receive a 7,000 EUR award (or local equivalent) for the 2019-2020 academic year.

A group of undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership and academic background.

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The program is open to qualified students who meet the criteria and we strongly encourage people who identify as female to apply.

All scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the annual Women Techmakers Scholars’ Retreat in summer 2019 to connect with fellow scholars, network with Googlers and participate in a number of workshops.

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Professional development and community outreach opportunities will continue to be offered after the retreat. As a Women Techmakers Scholar, you will join a long-term community of scholars program participants designed to provide a forum to share resources, support other women in tech, and collaborate on projects to make continued impact.

Application Requirements

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

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. For questions, please email .

The application for the 2019-2020 Scholars Program is now open and will close December 6th, 2018 at 11:59 pm GMT.


Visit the Official Website of the Google Women Techmakers Scholars Program 2019/2020 for more information.



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