If you have a disability and are intending to attend college, the Google Lime Scholarship, and other scholarships from Google for students with disabilities are worth checking out.
Google Lime Scholarship
Recipients of the Google Lime Scholarship will receive a scholarship for the 2010 - 2011 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the all-expenses-paid retreat at Google HQ in Mountain View, CA, in 2011.
Lime is a not-for-profit organization that brings together global corporations and people with disabilities.
Google Lime Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates academic background, leadership and passion for computer science - $10,000US for those studying in the US and $5,000CAD for those studying in Canada.
Google Lime Scholarship - Eligibility Requirements:
Current junior or senior year of undergraduate study or enrolled in a graduate program at a university in the United States or Canada (in addition to US and Canada citizens, international students with disabilities studying at universities in the US or Canada are also encouraged to apply)
Enrolled in a Computer Science or Computer Engineering program, or a closely related technical field, as a full-time student for the 2010-2011 academic year
A person with a disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have , a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more activities that others may consider a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists.
Google also offer the following scholarship programs:
Google AISES Scholarship - The AISES Google Scholarship will fund scholarships awards to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES members pursuing degrees in the computer science, computer engineering and management information systems.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship - Recipients will each receive a $10,000 award for the 2010-2011 academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership.
Google United Negro College Fund Scholarship - Selected students will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year.
Google Zawadi Africa Scholarship - The Google Zawadi Scholars will pursue studies at top universities in Africa, and they'll each have the support of a Google engineering mentor. Selection criteria include excellent academics, extracurricular involvement, leadership potential and financial need.
Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities - This scholarship aims to help dismantle barriers that keep students with disabilities from entering computing, encourage them to excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders in creating technology. Multiple scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic performance and demonstrated passion for computer science.
Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship - Offers funds to students studying computer science or computer engineering who are juniors or seniors in college or pursuing a Master's or PhD.
Further information, criteria, and applications at www.google.com/jobs/students/us/scholarships/
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