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Google Scholarships

Google is not just a search engine, it is much more than that. It offers several benefits to students planning to study computer science through their initiative, Google Scholarships. Google.Inc has introduced a number of programs that aid and support brilliant minds who have a willingness to study and fulfill their dreams but the monetary constraints act as an obstruction. Through this blog, we will provide you with an insight into some of the popular Google scholarships and their salient features. 

Google Scholarships 2021

Google Scholarship has started as an initiative by Google to provide financial support to students around the world. Every year, Google offers scholarships to deserving students. 

Here are the times when you can apply for these scholarships by Google. 

SNo Scholarship Timeline
1 Women Techmakers Scholars Program B/w April and May
2 Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship B/w May and July
3 Google Conference and Travel Scholarships N/A
4 Doodle for Google Contest B/W September and October
5 Google India Code to Learn Contest B/W May and September
6 Udacity-Google Developers Scholarship B/w January and February
Google Europe Students with Disability Scholarship Fall 2021
8 Generation Google Scholarship 1- 29 March 2021

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Women Techmakers Scholar Program is an academic scholarship program that aims at promoting and awarding the women based on performance, impact, and leadership they show in the field of technology. This one of the famous Google Scholarships provides an opportunity for women from across the world to connect with Google mentors and fellow scholars and collaborate in diverse projects to make a continued impact on the world. Under this program, a group of undergraduate and graduate female students will be selected and a cash prize will be awarded to them based on the candidate’s technical skills, impact on diversity, academic excellence and leadership qualities. To be eligible for this, a candidate needs to fulfil the following conditions:

Eligibility

  • Be a full-time enrolled student in a recognized university for the academic year 2019-2020. 
  • The ones graduating in 2020 and after are also eligible to apply. 
  • The applicant must be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related technical subjects. 
  • Should have an exceptional academical record. 
  • Past recipients of any of the Google Scholarships are not eligible.

For Women Techmakers Scholarship 2021, there is no certain application deadline as it varies from one country to another.

Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship

For the ones who are passionate about studying computer science or engineering, then Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship is one of those Google Scholarships which you can apply for. Named after a famous Engineer, this scholarship awards the selected candidates with the financial assistance of USD 750 which would cover the tuition fee as well as all the education-related expenditures apart from a visit to YouTube headquarters, USA. Additionally, some selected students will also get an opportunity to submit a proposal and receive funding of up to USD 225.

Eligibility

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a recognized college/university in India.
  • The candidate should be currently pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or any such related course in the technical field. 
  • The applicant should also have an excellent academic record. 

Google Conference and Travel Scholarships

With an aim to help candidates belonging to underrepresented associations in the field of business and technology network with industries and develop connections, the technology company started with the Google Conference and Travel Scholarships. It is one of those unique Google Scholarships that encourage attendance in selected technical conferences all around the world. For India, the recipient can receive an award ranging from USD 1,000 to 3,000, which will cover registration fees, traveling, accommodation, and other related expenditures.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in a recognized university in India that requires funds to travel for attending conferences.
  • The candidate must have a paper accepted(oral presentation/full publication) at the top-tier conference for Computer Science, in the area which Google has a great interest in. You can visit ai.google to get the full list of selected areas. Additionally, the candidate should be the primary author of that accepted paper.
  • The candidate must have a paper accepted by the main conference for oral presentation.

Note: This scholarship is region-specific. It is thus advised to go through the official website to understand the process. To apply, click here.

Doodle for Google Contest

One of the popular Google Scholarships for those who want to build a career in Arts, the Doodle for Google contest is a program that aims to encourage creativity among school students and doodle their own interpretation of the logo of Google. The winners of the contest are awarded a range of exciting prizes based on the categories of submission- National Winner, Group Winner, and National Finalists.

Eligibility

  • A resident of India 
  • Be a student of class 1 to 10th in any recognized school in India
  • Have permission from their parents or local guardians or school teachers

A brief overview of each category has been tabulated below: 

National Winner Group Winners National Finalists
1. Doodle featured in the Doodle Gallery.
2. A college scholarship of INR 5,00,000
3. A technology package for their school for INR 2,00,000
4. Certificate/Trophy
5. Trip to Google Office
6. Googley Schwag along with any of the hardware products
1. Doodle featured in the Doodle Gallery.
2. College scholarship of INR 2,50,000
3. Technology package for their school for INR 1,00,000
4. Certificate/Trophy
5. Trip to Google Office
6. Googley Schwag and any of the hardware products
1. Doodle featured in the Doodle Gallery
2. Googley Schwag
3. Any of the hardware products

The last date to apply for Doodle for Google Contest 2021 is March 13, 2021.

Google India Code to Learn Contest 

This is an achievement contest which you can apply directly from your school. Your computer teacher or parents can give your name for this contest. Winning students get prizes to include Chromebook Laptop or any equivalent gift. 

Eligibility

  • Class 5 to 8 Students must prepare projects using Scratch or App Inventor- tools created by MIT. 
  • Class 9 to 10 students must create projects using Scratch, App Inventor, or Machine Learning projects using Google AutoML
  • Students in Class 11 and 12 can create projects on Machine Learning using Google AutoML. Their project will not be accepted on Scratch or App Inventor.

Udacity- Google Developer Scholarship

The Google Developer Scholarship program was launched in partnership with Udacity. The scholarship is divided into two parts, i.e. 60,000 Challenge scholarships in which candidates can pursue any of the four Udacity programs [Intro to HTML + CSS, Offline Web Applications, Android Basics and Developing Android Apps] while the 1,000 Nanodegree Scholarships will provide students with Udacity’s Nanodegree programs.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be 18 years old.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of India.

Google Europe Students with Disability Scholarship

Google takes its values for accessibility to practice here. Under this scholarship, Google has partnered with EmployAbility, a non profit organization that is working to assist students with disability to pursue education and promising careers.

Eligibility

  • Must be a university student studying in Europe or Israel with computer science, computer engineering , or closely related field.
  • Must have a disability
  • Must be enrolled in college or university during 2021-22 year. 
  • Must maintain a strong academic record
  • Must have leadership qualities and a knack for computer engineering or science
  • Google employees are not eligible 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

You do not need to purchase any item or be a part of a competition to avail this scholarship, you just need to fill an online application along with required documents.

Generation Google Scholarship

This scholarship is for women students in science. It specifically caters to students in computer science or engineering. Selected students receive $1,000 USD for the academic year 2020-21. The decision is made on the basis of inclusion, diversity, knowledge, experience, demonstrated leadership and academic excellence. 

Eligibility

  • Must be a female
  • Must be enrolled in university in the academic year 2021-22. 
  • Be a 1st or 2nd year student in bachelors in one of the following countries:
    • India
    • Taiwan
    • Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Must be studying computer science or relevant subject
  • Must have a great academic record
  • Must exemplify leadership qualities

In order to apply for this scholarship, you need to fill an online application form. You must send responses to two essay questions mentioned below:

1) Please give us one example of how you have exhibited leadership. Explain what you were trying to achieve, your role, how you influenced others, and the impact as a result of your actions. Think broadly and examine the many ways you are having an effect on the members of the different communities you are a part of. Keep in mind, the example you choose does not need to be a formal or traditional leadership role.
2) What is a significant challenge that you believe women in the tech industry face and how do you see yourself as being part of the solution(s) to this challenge? Keep in mind that impact can happen in many ways and at different scales.

You will also receive an invitation to a Google Online Challenge. If you pass these tests, you will receive the scholarship. 

How to Apply for Google Scholarships?

There is a simple application process to register for Google Scholarship which you can complete online. Except for the Doodle for Google India Contest, you can apply for the rest of the scholarships online only. For the Doodle for Google India Contest, both online and offline application mode are available. If you want to submit your application offline for this Google Scholarship, you can simply post your application to the following address:

Doodle for Google 2018,
Google India Private Limited,
Signature Tower 2, Tower B,
Delhi – Jaipur Expressway,
Sector 15 – Part 2, Gurugram,
Haryana, 122001.

Thus, being awarded any one of the Google Scholarships is a feather in your cap and is a matter of pride. If you are planning to study abroad in any of the fields of engineering and technology but are confused about which university to study in then take the assistance of Leverage Edu‘s AI-tool which will curate a list of most suitable colleges as per your interests.

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