Generation Google Scholarship

Financial support and community building for underrepresented groups in tech

  • Overview

    The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. A group of undergraduate and graduate students 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. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2019-2020 school year will also be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2019.


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  • University students

    The 2019-2020 application closed December 6, 2018 11:59 PST

    Who can apply?

    To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

    • Must have a high school degree or equivalent
    • Be currently enrolled as a student at an accredited college or university for the 2018-19 academic year
    • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters or PhD program at a college or university in the United States or Canada for the 2019-2020 academic year
    • Maintain a strong academic performance
    • Be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a degree in a closely related technical field
    • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology
    • The program is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate university students who meet the above criteria and we strongly encourage students from historically underrepresented groups, including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, to apply.

    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 and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree)
    • One letter of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
    • Responses to five short answer essay questions

    Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

  • High school seniors

    Our scholarship application for high school seniors will open in January as part of the application process for our Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) program. Please check out our CSSI website for more information.

  • Terms & Conditions

    The Generation Google Scholarship award must be spent on tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the students' classes at their primary university. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full time students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Enrollment will be verified after the winners are selected, and all scholarship payments will be made directly to the student to be used towards tuition and education-related expenses. We will withhold the award for any scholar who no longer meets the eligibility requirements and revoke the award for any scholar who does not maintain the eligibility requirements.
    Selected recipients will receive instructions from Google on how to receive the award. Failure to complete these steps by the specified deadline will disqualify recipients from receiving the award.

    Recipients may defer their award for up to one (1) year from the time of originally planned payment on a case by case basis as determined by Google. Google employees are not eligible to apply for Google scholarships. Persons who are (1) residents of embargoed countries, (2) ordinarily resident in embargoed countries, or (3) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs may not apply for this scholarship.