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Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for First Years

Bill Bell at NCSA tweeted a note about Google’s new scholarship for first year computer scientists

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.

…As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to furthering Anita’s vision, we are launching a new scholarship, the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for First Years. Google hopes to encourage aspiring female computer scientists to excel in technology and become active role models and leaders in the field by offering scholarship opportunities for incoming first years in computer science.

Recipients will each receive $10,000 in the 2010-2011 academic year and must meet the following criteria

  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the U.S. for the 2010–2011 academic year. International students are eligible to apply as long as they intend to be enrolled at a local university
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a baccalaureate Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or related program
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology

Deadline is coming up: Monday, February 15, 2010.

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