Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Google Women Techmakers Scholars Program

About the Google Women Techmakers 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 field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students is chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships are awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership and impact on community.
All scholarship recipients are invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat in Mountain View, California to connect with fellow scholars, network with Googlers and participate in a number of development workshops. Women Techmakers Scholars each receive $10,000 USD for the academic year and 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.

Special Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

– must identify as female
– must be currently enrolled for the current academic year
– should be studying computer science, computer engineering or a closely related technical field
– should demonstrate a strong academic record
– should exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Google Women Techmakers Scholars Program application process:


Review the scholarship website for detailed information on the scholarship eligibility and application process and to determine if it is a good fit for your academic and career goals.

Discuss with CFSA and your mentor(s) your plans to apply

Applications open in fall (September or October)

Application components include:
– current resume
– transcript(s)
– two letters of reference
– responses to four essay questions (prompts can be accessed through the application portal)

The application deadline is in November/December.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu
More Information:  https://www.womentechmakers.com/scholars

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