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The Google Lime Scholarship

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At Google, they believe information should be universally accessible. Their 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. As part of their commitment, they’ve partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the following school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer. The Scholars' Retreat provides an important networking opportunity for top students from all over the United States and Canada to meet with each other and with Google engineers in a personable, fun environment.

Award / Eligibility Details:

To be eligible, applicants must be a student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must also be an undergraduate, graduate or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply); intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full time student at a university in the U.S. or Canada in the following academic year; be pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load); maintain a strong academic performance; and exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology.

Deadline: Early December each year

Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Graduate School Funding, Undergraduate Level Funding

Field of Study: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

Special Circumstances: Students with disabilities

For more information: http://limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/google-lime-scholarship-program