Inviting Applications for the 2011 Anita Borg Scholarship

Posted on 23/10/2010

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Apart of Google’s ongoing commitment to encourage women to excel in computing, we are pleased to announce the 2011 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The The Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, established by Google in 2004, honors Dr. Anita Borg, a computer science pioneer who dedicated her life to changing the way we think about diversity and technology.

In 2010, 350 students applied for the award, and among them, our first applicants and winners from Africa. Google awarded a total of two scholarships and two finalist positions to female sub-Saharan African students, from four universities in South Africa, Ghana and Uganda. You can find a complete list of all US, European, Middle Eastern and African scholars and finalists on the Official Google Blog.

We hope to make the 2011 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship as successful as it has been in the past. The scholarship is for female students studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics or closely related technical fields. Every year scholarship finalists and recipients are invited to visit Google’s Engineering Centre in Zurich for an all-expenses-paid retreat: check out the YouTube video and web site. The deadline for applications is 1st February 2011. For more information about Anita Borg and the Memorial Scholarship, please visit our scholarship site.

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