The Google Scholarships
Z. Kelly Queijo
Like many parents with college-bound teens, I often "google" the word "scholarships." My query returns 93,600,000 results and when I browse the first few pages of scholarship links, I notice what's not there–Google's own scholarship opportunities.
While it's likely that these are included in the links to services that aggregate scholarships or facilitate matching students to opportunities, I thought I'd take a moment to share Google's scholarship links here.
My own kids think it's geeky that I subscribe to the Google Student Blog, but I've found it to be an incredibly easy-to-read technical, and informational, blog and it's written by students. It's also where I found out about Google's scholarship programs.
According to their web site, Google's global scholarship program has awarded $8.8 million in scholarship funds to more than 2,100 Google Scholars. Their award competitions span the globe and are available in Australia, China, India, Japan, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the U.S., and Canada.
Google Scholarships for High School Seniors:
- Generation Google Scholarship - for U.S./Canadian students planning to major in computer science | DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 20, 2012
Google Scholarships for K-12:
- Doodle 4 Google – for K-12 students in the U.S. | DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2012
Google Scholarships for Current Computer Science/Computer Engineering College Students:
- Google AISES Scholarship (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) | DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 29, 2012
- Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship | DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 06, 2012 (U.S.)
- Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship | DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2012
- Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities | DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 05, 2012
- Google United Negro College Fund Scholarship | DEADLINE: MARCH 18, 2012
College Visit Tour Tip: When visiting campus, ask questions about scholarship opportunities and deadlines.