About the ProgramThe Google's Women Techmakers Scholars Program was earlier known by the name of Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program. The program was initiated by Dr Anita Borg. According to Dr Anita Borg, technology has an impact on our lives whether it is in the form of economic, social, political or personal. The main vision of the program is to create gender equality in the tech industry and to encourage women and to become a leader in technology. After this scholarship, the Women Techmakers will get lots of carrier development opportunities. They will become an active participant and will attain leadership in creating technology.
Google is instituting following scholarship programs in the memory of Dr Anita Borg:
Scholars ProgramsThere are three scholar programs for Computer Science. These are as follows:
Note: Please note that currently only applications for Asia Pacific Scholar Program are being accepted.
Name of the awardWomen Techmakers Scholar Award by Google
EmolumentsUnder this program of the academic session 2020-2021, the selected Women Techmakers Scholars will be awarded a cash award.
Benefits of scholarshipThe Scholars Program consists of the following aspects and will benefit scholars in several ways:
Who can apply?
Eligibility CriteriaA candidate who wishes to apply for the scholarship must fulfil following eligibility requirement:
How to apply?Candidate must visit the official website of the Women Techmakers- https://www.womentechmakers.com/scholars and click on the WTMSP applications for 2020-21 to fill the application form online.
Following documents must be kept ready while filling application form online:
Selection methodAfter receiving applications from all candidates, some candidates will be selected for the award of the scholarship. The selection will be done based on the candidate's potential, leadership, technological ability, and their academic achievements.
What is the last date?The last date of application submission is April 30, 2020, at 23:59 SGT
Contact informationFor more details, you can check the website of the Women Techmakers or email:
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It is interesting to note that Google has taken such initiatives to award scholarships in these categories only for the women candidates. Those who have a good academic career so far can definitely apply and be benefited by it to a large extent. The other advantage that is coming out of this lucid information is that the candidate if awarded the scholarship would get a chance to be introduced to the community of the awardees and other beneficiaries and this helps in networking one's life. We are today living in a digital era and networking makes immense sense as it can bring newer opportunities through the information and communication between the students who are linked to such programs.
A few days back I read that many companies are approaching the site LinkedIn to get some employees quickly as per their requirement as many qualified people have registered in LinkedIn. So that is the power of networking through various online platforms.