The Generation Google Scholarship

Full details at: https://edu.google.com/scholarships/the-generation-google-scholarship/ 

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be a current high school senior
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Intend to pursue a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology
  • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Female, or a Person with a Disability)
  • Be available to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2017

Application process

For current university students:

The online application will include:

  • 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)
  • Two letters of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
  • Responses to four essay questions

Applications are closed for the 2017 scholarship for current university students. Please check back in fall 2017 for our 2018 scholarship application.

For current high school seniors:

Please complete the online application which will include

  • General background information (includes contact information and information about your current and intended institutions)
  • Current resume
  • Academic transcript
  • One letter of reference from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) instructor
  • Responses to multiple short answer questions

Deadline to apply: Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Deadline for references to submit letters: Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

Terms and Conditions

The Generation Google Scholarship award must be spent on tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the students’ classes at their primary university. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full time students for the 2017-2018 academic year. Enrollment will be verified after the winners are selected, and all scholarship payments will be made directly to the student to be used towards tuition and education-related expenses. We will withhold the award for any scholar who no longer meets the eligibility requirements and revoke the award for any scholar who does not maintain the eligibility requirements.  Selected recipients will receive instructions from Google on how to receive the award. Failure to complete these steps by the specified deadline will disqualify recipients from receiving the award. Recipients may defer their award for up to one (1) year from the time of originally planned payment on a case by case basis as determined by Google. Google employees are not eligible to apply for Google scholarships. Persons who are (1) residents of embargoed countries, (2) ordinarily resident in embargoed countries, or (3) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs may not apply for this scholarship.

Questions?

Still have questions? Email generationgoogle@google.com.

To learn more about Google’s computer science education efforts, visit g.co/csedu.

Google Computer Science Summer Institute

* Must be a high school senior *

Kick start your university studies in computer science with an unforgettable summer program at Google. Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.

CSSI is not your average summer camp. It’s an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering and other closely related subjects.

As CSSI students, you will learn programming fundamentals directly from Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google’s most exciting, emerging technologies, and even design and develop your very own application with fellow participants that you will showcase to Googlers in local offices.

You’ll attend the program at one of our Google office locations and experience firsthand Google’s unique and innovative office culture.

Applications are currently open and the deadline to apply is Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time. Please apply via this link.

CSSI partners with the Generation Google Scholarship that supports students becoming leaders in computer science. Students selected for the scholarship are required to attend CSSI. Check out the scholarship website to learn more.

Program Goals

  • To provide students with an interest in computer science an opportunity to learn what their future career might hold and inspire them to complete their work towards a technical degree.
  • To help students develop their technical skills, build confidence in their abilities and better prepare them for studying computer science or closely related fields.
  • To help participants begin building important personal networks and friendships with a diverse group of students who share their passion for technology and computer science.
  • To give students an inside look at Google’s unique environment, community and culture.

To learn more about Google’s computer science education efforts, visit g.co/csedu.

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Google Generation Scholarship Scholarship

Generation Google Scholarship for current high school seniors

At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2016­2017 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2016­2017 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2016. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2016.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be a current high school senior
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full­time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2016­2017 school year
  • Intend to pursue a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (includes Hawaiian, Guamanian, Samoan or other Pacific Islanders), Female, or a Person with a Disability)
  • Be available to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2016.

More details at https://www.google.com/edu/scholarships/the-generation-google-scholarship/

Google Science Fair 2015: what will you try?

Google Science Fair 2015: what will you try?

Science is about observing and experimenting. It’s about exploring unanswered questions, solving problems through curiosity, learning as you go and always trying again.

That’s the spirit behind the fifth annual Google Science Fair, kicking off today. Together with LEGO Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic, we’re calling on all young researchers, explorers, builders, technologists and inventors to try something ambitious. Something imaginative, or maybe even unimaginable. Something that might just change the world around us.

From now through May 18, students around the world ages 13-18 can submit projects online across all scientific fields, from biology to computer science to anthropology and everything in between. Prizes include $100,000 in scholarships and classroom grants from Scientific American and Google, a National Geographic Expedition to the Galapagos, an opportunity to visit LEGO designers at their Denmark headquarters, and the chance to tour Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship at their Mojave Air and Spaceport. This year we’re also introducing an award to recognize an Inspiring Educator, as well as a Community Impact Award honoring a project that addresses an environmental or health challenge.

It’s only through trying something that we can get somewhere. Flashlights required batteries, then Ann Makosinski tried the heat of her hand. His grandfather would wander out of bed at night, until Kenneth Shinozuka tried a wearable sensor. The power supply was constantly unstable in her Indian village, so Harine Ravichandran tried to build a different kind of regulator. Previous Science Fair winners have blown us away with their ideas. Now it’s your turn.

Big ideas that have the potential to make a big impact often start from something small. Something that makes you curious. Something you love, you’re good at, and want to try.

So, what will you try?

Questions? Click here: FAQs – Google Science Fair

Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute and Generation Google Scholarship

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Thinking of studying computer science? Apply to Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute and Generation Google Scholarship!

At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. We are now accepting applications for the Generation Google Scholarship and Computer Science Summer Institute. Read more below and apply today!

Computer Science Summer Institute

Google is invested in increasing the enrollment and retention of computer science students. With this in mind, we’re hosting our eighth annual Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI), a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology – especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.

  • Day-camp sessions are for students within a specified mileage distance from the respective day-camp offices (Chicago, IL = 30 miles). Students will be provided with a travel stipend and expected to commute into the respective Google offices for each day of CSSI.
  • Day-camp dates are for Chicago areJuly 20th – Aug 7th

CSSI is not your average summer camp. It’s an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering, and other closely related subjects. As CSSI students, you will learn programming fundamentals directly from Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google’s most exciting, emerging technologies, and even design and develop your very own application with fellow participants that you will showcase to Googlers in local offices.

We are looking for students eager to spend a few weeks immersed in the Google life, tackling interesting technical problems, working collaboratively and having fun. We want students to leave empowered, heading into their first year of college armed with a unique learning experience that can only be found at Google. The program is open to all qualified high school seniors, and is committed to addressing diversity in the field of computer science. Students who are a member of a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply.

Please visit www.google.com/students/cssi for more information and to apply!

Generation Google Scholarship

The Generation Google Scholarship helps aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2015-2016 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2015-2016 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2015.

Please visit www.google.com/students/generationgoogle for more information and to apply!

Application deadline: March 5, 2015. Final decisions will be announced by early May at the latest.

Have questions? Feel free to contact us at cssi or generationgoogle.