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Google Scholarship for Students with Disabilities enrolled at a University in Europe Location: Europe DL: 1 February 2012

Access to knowledge is our passion. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we do not want anything to stand in the way. That is why we are pleased to announce the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. This scholarship aims to help dismantle barriers that keep students with disabilities from entering computing, encourage them to excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders in creating technology.

Multiple scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic performance and demonstrated passion for computer science. A group of Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD students will be chosen from the applicant pool. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of researchers and engineers. The scholarship recipients will each receive a EUR 7,000 (or equivalent) scholarship for the 2011/2012 academic year.

In June 2011, all scholarship recipients will be invited to visit Google’s Engineering Centre in Zurich for an all-expenses-paid networking retreat. It will include workshops with a series of speakers, panels, breakout sessions and social activities, and will provide an opportunity to meet and share experiences.

Eligibility requirements
Candidates must be:

A student enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme (or equivalent) in 2011/2012.

Enrolled at a University in Europe. Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply.

Studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field.

A person with a disability. The term persons with disabilities is used to apply to all persons with disabilities including those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.
How to apply

The application process for the 2011 scholarship is now closed and the winners have been selected. Please look back at the end of this year to apply for the 2012 scholarship. The deadline for next year will be 1st February 2012.