Faculty of Applied Sciences

External Award: Generation Google Scholarship for Students from Underrepresented Groups in Computing Science

November 21, 2017

The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists from underrespresented groups to excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive $5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2018-2019 school year. As part of the scholarship, current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2018.


  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2018-2019 school year
  • Be pursuing a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology
  • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)

To apply, please fill out the online application, including general background information, current resume, academic transcripts, two reference letters, and responses to four essay questions, by December 11, 2017.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, please visit the Generation Google webpage, or email generationgoogle@google.com.

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