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Generation Google Scholarship: for women in computer science in Ireland

Generation Google Scholarship (EMEA) recipients
Amount
Varies by scholarship
Location
EMEA - Ireland
Deadline
Applications will open March 26, 2024

Overview

The Generation Google Scholarship: for women in computer science in Ireland was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive a 5,000 EUR award for two consecutive years of their undergraduate studies. A group of undergraduate students who identify as women will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership, and academic background.

The program is open to qualified students who meet all the minimum qualifications. All students who identify as women interested in computer science are strongly encouraged to apply.

Past recipients of the following scholarships are not eligible to reapply: Generation Google Scholarship, Generation Google Scholarship: for women in gaming, Generation Google Scholarship: for women in computer science in Ireland, Generation Google Scholarship: for supply chain and fulfillment, Google Lime Scholarship, Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship, Women Techmakers Scholarship for Computer Science, Women Techmakers Scholarship for Gaming, Google Europe Students with Disabilities Scholarship, or Venkat Panchapakesan Scholarships India.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a first or second year undergraduate student at a university in Ireland for the 2023-2024 academic year
  • Intend to continue pursuing their Bachelors degree at a university in Ireland for at least the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 academic years
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology

Application process

You will be asked to complete an online application which includes:

  • General background information (e.g. contact information and details about your current and intended universities)
  • Resume/CV
  • Academic transcripts from your current institution
  • Responses to short answer essay questions

Essay Questions:

The two short answer essay questions below are intended to assess your problem solving skills and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Each response to the two questions below should be 500 words or less.

  1. Tell me about a time when you faced a complex problem without a clear path to a solution. Describe the steps you took to get to the solution in detail. What resources and solutions did you consider? What did you learn from this experience? Keep in mind that this can be a problem you have faced at school, work, extracurricular activities or home.

  2. From your personal experience, describe a barrier that prevents equitable access to the field of technology. What do you believe is the root cause? What actions have you taken to address this inequity and what actions do you plan to take? Please focus at least half of your response on the actions you have taken. Keep in mind that impact can happen in many ways and at different scales.

IMPORTANT: Before starting the application, please have the following ready for upload:

  • PDF copy of your resume (if applicable, please include leadership positions, extracurricular activities, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on your resume)
  • PDF copy of your current or most recent transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

Application deadline: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 or when 80 eligible application responses are received

Terms and conditions

Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the Generation Google Scholarship: for women in computer science in Ireland. Please see IIE’s website for complete information on the scholarship.

Questions

Questions? Please reach out to IIE directly or visit their FAQ page.