[ESIP-all] Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program)

Annie Burgess annieburgess at esipfed.org
Mon Oct 22 18:44:30 EDT 2018

*Women Techmakers Scholars Program* (formerly the Google Anita Borg
Memorial Scholarship Program)


Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita
Borg Memorial Scholarship Program - Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s
vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by
encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active
leaders and role models in the field.

Who is Anita Borg?
Dr. Anita Borg (1949–2003) believed that technology affects all aspects of
our economic, political, social and personal lives. A technology rebel with
a cause, she fought tirelessly to ensure that technology’s impact would be
a positive one. 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.

Google is proud to honor Anita’s memory and support women in technology
with the Women Techmakers Scholars Program.

Women Techmakers Scholars will each receive $10,000 USD (for students in
the US) or $5,000 CAD (for students in Canada) for the 2019-2020 academic
year. A group of undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from
the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength
of each candidate's impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership and
academic background. The program is open to qualified students who meet the
criteria and we strongly encourage people who identify as female to apply.
All scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the annual Google
Scholars' Retreat in Mountain View, California in 2019 to connect with
fellow scholars, network with Googlers and participate in a number of
development workshops.

Professional development and community outreach opportunities will continue
to be offered after the retreat. As a Women Techmakers Scholar, you will
join a global community of Scholars Program participants designed to
provide a forum to share resources, support other women in tech and
collaborate on projects to make continued impact.

To be* eligible* to apply, applicants must:

   - Currently be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2018-2019
   academic year
   - Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a
   Bachelors, Masters or PhD program at a university in the United States or
   Canada for the 2019-2020 academic year
   - Be studying computer science, computer engineering or a closely
   related technical field
   - Demonstrate a strong academic record
   - Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the
   involvement of women in computer science

See: https://www.womentechmakers.com/scholars

Beth St. Jean, Associate Professor
College of Information Studies - "Maryland's iSchool"
Room 4117K Hornbake Bldg., South Wing
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-6573
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