“Her capacity to mix technical expertise and a relentless vision inspired, motivated and moved women to embrace technology instead of avoiding or ignoring it.”
Are you a female student studying computer science at a university in Europe, Middle East or Africa? Would you like to learn more about Google and the latest trends and advancements in technology? Are you interested in connecting with peers from all over Europe, Middle East and Africa at a networking retreat in one of our Google offices?
If so, apply today for our Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. You can apply online here through February 1, 2013. Scholarship recipients will receive €7,000 (or equivalent) and all recipients and finalists will be invited to attend our annual Scholars’ Retreat.
Please note that we are still in the process of reviewing applications for the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. All applicants will be notified and we will make an announcement of the scholarship recipients in mid-May.
Anita Borg (1949–2003) believed that technology affects all aspects of our economic, political, social and personal lives. A technology rebel with a cause, in her life she fought tirelessly to ensure that technology’s impact would be a positive one. It was this vision that inspired Anita in 1997 to found the Institute for Women and Technology. Today this organization continues on her legacy and bears her name, The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (www.anitaborg.org).
Dr. Anita Borg
Her capacity to mix technical expertise and a relentless vision inspired, motivated and moved women to embrace technology instead of avoiding or ignoring it. She has touched and changed the lives of countless women in the computing fields and beyond. She is responsible for including women in the technological revolution – not as bystanders, but as active participants and leaders. In 1987, prior to founding the Institute, Anita began an email online community called Systers which today has 3,000 members from all over the world. In 1994, Anita co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. The Grace Hopper Celebration has grown to become the largest gathering of women in computing in the world. The Anita Borg Institute is the umbrella organization for both of these ongoing programs as well as the Virtual Development Center, TechLeaders and a host of other dynamic partnerships and collaborations that embrace Anita’s ongoing vision.
During her life, Anita’s commitment to her vision and expertise in the field gained her significant recognition. In 1999 President Clinton appointed her to the Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering, and Technology. In 2002, she received the Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy, and Employment.
Born Anita Borg Naffz on January 17th, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, she grew up in Palatine, Illinois, Kaneohe, Hawaii, and Mukilteo, Washington. Anita found her way to a computer keyboard in her mid-20s. She received a Ph.D. in computer science from the Courant Institute at New York University in 1981. She then embarked on a brilliant research career for some of industry’s commercial giants including, Nixdorf, Digital/Compaq’s Western Research Lab and Xerox PARC.
Dr. Anita Borg devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. Her combination of technical expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless women to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.
***Important update: Google has decided to extend the scholarship application deadline. The new deadline to submit your applications is February 8, 2013 ****
The scholarship for 2013 is now open. The closing deadline will be February 8, 2013.
Please complete the online application and submit all requested documents by February 8, 2013. All application documents must be in English. Scholars and Finalists will be notified in April 2013. Google recommends that you submit your application two weeks before the deadline to allow enough time for your referrers to submit the recommendation letters on time.
You will be required to submit the following:
For specific questions not answered on this page or in the FAQ section, please e-mail email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application!