Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship

Financial support and community building with your fellow veterans in tech

  • Overview

    As part of our commitment to military veterans, Google established the Google SVA Scholarship in partnership with Student Veterans of America. The scholarship provides assistance to student veterans who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in the U.S. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2018-2019 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2018.

    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 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 current student veteran (includes members of the National Guard or Reserve) as proven by a DD-214 and transcript, or a student on Active Duty as proven by submission of Active Duty orders and a Memorandum of Understanding from your commanding officer indicating that you are currently in good standing with your unit and transcript
    • Have received honorable discharge, or be in good standing with his/her branch of service
  • Application process

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

    You will be asked to complete an online application through SVA 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)
    • DD Form 2-14 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214), or Active Duty orders and a Memorandum of Understanding from your commanding officer that you are currently in good standing with your unit
    • Two letters of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
    • Responses to three essay questions

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

  • Terms & Conditions

    Terms & Conditions

    The Google SVA Scholarship is administered by SVA. Please see SVA's website for complete information on the scholarship. Google may retain anonymized versions of application submissions as a reference for future scholarship review.

  • Questions

    Still have questions?

    Submit your question to SVA here.