Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Anita Borg Scholarship

I plan to apply to this scholarship from Google, and if you are a Canadian computer science student, you should too!

Google Expands Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship to Canada!

Dr. Anita Borg (1949 - 2003) 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. In honor of Dr. Borg's passion, for the past four years, we have sponsored a scholarship with the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology in the U.S., and more recently, Europe and Australia.

This year, we're excited to announce the expansion of the program to include Canada, where we're very pleased to offer an opportunity to both undergraduate students and postgraduates. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated leadership. A group of female undergraduate and graduate student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. The scholarship recipients will each receive a $5,000 CAD scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year. The remaining finalists will receive $1000 CAD each.

All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to visit the Google engineering office in New York, on May 1-3, 2008 for a networking retreat which will include workshops with a series of speakers, panelists, breakout sessions and social activities.

We are looking for women who will carry on the legacy of Dr. Borg, with strong academic backgrounds and demonstrated leadership qualities.

Tell your friends, or apply yourself, at

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