Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Awards $10,000 to women majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineer, or related technical field.

Dr. Anita Borg (1949–2003) believed that technology affects all aspects of our economic, political, social and personal lives. A technology rebel with a cause, she fought tirelessly to ensure that technology’s impact would be a positive one. Dr. Anita Borg devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields.

Her combination of technical expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless women to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.

Google is proud to honor Anita’s memory and support women in technology with the Women Techmakers Scholars Program.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated leadership. A group of female undergraduate and graduate student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. The scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 scholarship. Remaining finalists will receive $1,000 each.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Monday, December 11, 2017

Responsibilities

All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to visit Google headquarters in Mountain View, California for a networking retreat which will include workshops with a series of speakers, panelists, breakout sessions and social activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for the award:

  • Identify as female
  • Currently be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters or PhD program at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering 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

Application Process

The online application form can be found here.