Google Anita Borg Scholarship for Female Students

Application Deadline: 31 December 2015

Anita Borg 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.

Dr. Anita Borg proposed the “50/50 by 2020″ initiative, so that women earning computing degrees would be 50% of the graduates by year 2020. However, the percentage of Computer Science degrees earned by women is still far from 50% throughout the world.

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to furthering Anita’s vision, they are pleased to announce The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Through the scholarship, they aim to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders in this field.


To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2015-2016 academic year;
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa for the 2016-2017 academic year;
  • Be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics or a closely related technical field;
  • Maintain a strong academic record.

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship is a global program. If you are a student who will not be enrolled at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa for the 2016-2017 academic year, please visit the Anita Borg Scholarships Homepage to learn more about our Anita Borg Scholarships around the world.


Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a EUR 7,000 (or equivalent) award for the 2016-2017 academic year. As an Anita Borg Scholar, you will participate in a unique program that includes professional development as well as outreach in your community which kicks-off at the Scholars Retreat in summer 2016.


In order to apply you will have to sing up on their google platform and apply latest by 31 December 2015.

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