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Scholars 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 tech industry by encouraging women to excel as active participants and leaders in the field.

Art der Förderung

Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a € 7,000 (or equivalent) award for the 2017-2018 academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background, passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science, and demonstrated leadership. 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. Some sample porjects from the program so far include:

  • A short video on “Why Informatics is cool” to motivate high school students to study Computer Science
  • A program "Code Goddess" in Israel to teach middle school girls how to build their first app
  • A 'Women in Computer Science' society to provide a platform for women to meet and share information at University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • An international mentorship program called "Learn IT, Girl!" in Romania
  • Multilingual web platform to teach high-school girls how to create apps/websites (which was promoted by scholars at the womENcourage and Grace Hopper conferences in 2015)


Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2017-2018 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


Please complete the online application and submit all requested documents. All application documents must be in English.

Weitere Informationen


  • Allgemeine Förderung (Lebenshaltungskosten)
  • Sach- und Reisekosten
  • Ideelle Förderung


  • Weltweit


  • Frauen


  • Studium
  • Promotion

Angestrebter Abschluss

  • Bachelor
  • Master

Geförderte Fachrichtungen

  • Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften: Informatik


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Telefon: +41 79 718 79 18
E-Mail: vstriessnig@google.com
Internet: www.google.com/anitaborg/emea/


E-Mail: anitaborgscholars-emea@google.com
Internet: www.google.com/anitaborg/emea/

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