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. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2018-2019 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2018-2019 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2018. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2018.

    Still have questions?

    Email generationgoogle@google.com. We’re happy to address any questions directly related to the Generation Google Scholarship, but are unable to respond to other inquiries. We will not respond to spam, barraging messages, or messages that are primarily inflammatory or exploitative in nature.

  • University students

    The 2018 application is now closed. Please check back in Fall 2018 for the application for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Who can apply?

    To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

    • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2017-18 academic year
    • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2018-19 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 computer science and technology
    • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander). Students who identify as female should apply for the Women Techmakers Scholars Program and students with disabilities should apply for the Google Lime Scholarship. Students are welcome to apply for all programs they are eligible for.

    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)
    • Two letters of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
    • Responses to four essay question

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

  • High school seniors

    The 2018 application is now closed. Please check back in early 2019 for the application for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Who can apply?

    To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

    • Be a current high school senior
    • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a 4 year university in the United States or Canada for the 2018-19 academic year
    • Maintain a strong academic performance
    • Intend to pursue a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a degree in a closely related technical field
    • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for computer science and technology
    • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaskan Native, Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Female or a Person with a Disability)
    • Be available to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2018

    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
    • Academic transcript
    • Responses to multiple short answer questions

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

  • 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 2018-2019 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.