Dr. Anita Borg (1949-2003) was a recognized and award winning computer scientist who devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology by dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. Her dream was to have 50% representation for women in computing by 2020. She proposed the “50/50 by 2020” initiative, so that women earning computing degrees would be 50% of the graduates by year 2020. However, the percentage of Computer Science degrees earned by women is still far from 50% throughout the world.
In honor of her vision, Google is proud to announce the Google EMEA Anita Borg Memorial scholarship, which awards a group of female students a € 7,000 scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. All recipients will also be invited to attend a networking retreat. Google is currently accepting submissions for the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships 2015 in Kenya. We believe in attracting all top talent to Google, regardless of identity or background.
Who can apply?
- Be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2014-2015 academic year.
- Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full time student in a Bachelor’s, Masters or PhD program at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa for the 2015-2016 academic year.
- Be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics, or a closely related technical field
- Maintain a strong academic record.