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The Generation Google Scholarship

At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields.

The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2014-2015 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2014-2015 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2014. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2014.

Who can apply?

Generation Google Scholarship for current high school seniors

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • ­Be a current high school senior
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2014-2015 school year
  • Intend to pursue a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology
  • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Female, or a Person with a Disability)
  • Be available to attend Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2014.

Generation Google Scholarship for current university students

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • ­Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2013­-2014 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2014-2015 school year
  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology
  • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Female. Students with disabilities should apply to the Google Lime Scholarship on google.com/students/scholarships).

Application process

For current university students:

The application for current university students is now closed.

For current high school seniors:

The online application requires that you submit:

  • General background information (includes contact information and information about your current institution and intended universities for the 2014-2015 school year)
  • Current resume
  • Academic transcript
  • One letter of reference from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) instructor
  • Responses to four essay questions

The application for current high school seniors is now closed.

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

Terms and Conditions

The Generation Google Scholarship award must be spent on tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the recipient’s classes at their primary university. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full time students for the 2014-2015 academic year. Enrollment will be verified after the recipients are selected through providing documentation that proves enrollment status, and all scholarship payments will be made directly to the student to be used towards tuition and education-related expenses. We will withhold the award for any scholar who no longer meets the eligibility requirements. Current Google employees are not eligible to apply for Google scholarships. Persons who are (1) residents of embargoed countries, (2) ordinarily resident in embargoed countries or (3) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs may not apply for this scholarship. Google may retain anonymized versions of application submissions as a reference for future scholarship review.

Questions?

Still have questions? Email generationgoogle@google.com.