Google Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Level of study
Doctoral research, Postgraduate research masters, Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area
Computer Science
Nationality
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
External
Deadline for applying
01/12/2016

Award Description

Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science 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. As part of Google's commitment, they have partnered with EmployAbility, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers.

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

Value of Award

The scholarship recipients will each receive a EUR 7,000 (or equivalent) scholarship for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be:

  • Be currently enrolled at a university in Europe for the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled or accepted as a full-time or part-time student in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD program at a university in Europe for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field
  • Maintain a strong academic record
  • Exemplify leadership and a passion for Computer Science and technology
  • Have a disability (defined as a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider a daily function). This definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists.

How to Apply

Details of the application process can be found on the Scholarship website.

Contact

Google Scholarship
googlescholarship@employ-ability.org.uk

Website
http://www.google.com/studentswithdisabilities-europe/