How to apply for Google's Women Techmakers Scholars Program


Are you studying in an undergraduate course? Are you looking for any scholarship? Here is an opportunity open for Computer science students who are enrolled in an undergraduate program. Read this article to know the full details of scholarship like eligibility criteria, application procedure, selection procedure and deadline of application submission etc.

About the Program

The 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:
  1. Women Techmakers Scholarship for computer science for the Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA and North America (NA)
  2. Women Techmakers Scholarship for gaming in partnership with Stadia, Google's all-new gaming platform for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA and North America (NA)
  3. Women Techmakers Irish University Scholarship for Ireland only.

Scholars Programs

There are three scholar programs for Computer Science. These are as follows:
  1. North America
  2. Europe, the Middle East and Africa
  3. Asia Pacific
Note: Please note that currently only applications for Asia Pacific Scholar Program are being accepted.

Name of the award

Women Techmakers Scholar Award by Google

Emoluments

Under this program of the academic session 2020-2021, the selected Women Techmakers Scholars will be awarded a cash award.

Benefits of scholarship

The Scholars Program consists of the following aspects and will benefit scholars in several ways:
  • Scholarship: It will be awarded to the selected scholar based on academic performance. However, some other factors will also be included like leadership, and impact on the community of women in tech.
  • Opportunity to Attend Retreat: All the selected scholars will get an opportunity to join the Women Techmakers Scholars' Retreat in professional and personal development training and workshops so that scholars and Google mentors can connect each other. Other participants in the training workshop can also connect with other participants.
  • Online Community: The scholars will also get an opportunity of getting connected via an online network with fellow Scholars and other Program participants at the global level. Through this community, they can share resources and can also get support from the other women scholar.
  • Professional development: After the attending of retreat, the scholars will get numerous opportunities for professional development. All the scholars can join a long term past scholar's community to get in touch and updates.

Who can apply?

  • For the Women Techmakers Scholars Program (WTMSP) of Asia Pacific undergraduate students who are studying in Year 1 and Year 2 of their program will be considered. 3rd-year students can register themselves for other programs.
  • Students who are studying in Hong Kong SAR, Mainland China, Macau SAR, Taiwan and India will only be eligible to apply in APAC WTMSP.
  • Other students who are studying in postgraduate and PhD levels, and are from the Asia Pacific can enrol themselves in other programs hosted by Google. To register in these programs you can click on the website of the Women Techmakers.

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate who wishes to apply for the scholarship must fulfil following eligibility requirement:
  • Only female candidates can apply.
  • She must be enrolled in any Undergraduate University Program as a full-time student.
  • She must be studying in year 1 or year 2 of their undergraduate program.
  • She should be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field.
  • She must have a good academic record.

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:
  • General background information
  • Contact information
  • Current institutions information
  • Latest CV
  • Recent academic scores
  • Responses to two short answer questions

Selection method

After 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 information

For more details, you can check the website of the Women Techmakers or email:
  • Email: wtmscholars@google.com


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Comments

Author: Umesh02 May 2020 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 5

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.



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