Google SVA Scholarship for Student Veterans

Eight (8) scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to student veterans pursuing a degree in the field of computer science. Scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend Google's Summer Annual Scholars' Retreat. The Scholars' Retreat provides an important networking opportunity for top students from all over the United States and Canada to meet with each other and with Google engineers in a personable, fun environment. Eligibility:-Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the upcoming academic year -Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at the university in the United States for the upcoming academic year-Maintain a strong academic performance-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-Be a current student veteran (includes members of the National Guard or Reserve) -Have received an honorable discharge or be in good standing with your unit and transcript Applicants will need to answer the following essay questions (300-500 words each):1) What sparked your interest in computer science? How did this lead you to major in computer science and what do you hope to accomplish with your degree? In your answer, please describe how your experiences have influenced the goals you have for yourself. 2) Please give us 1-2 examples of how you have exhibited leadership. Explain how you were influential, what you were trying to achieve, and the impact you had as a result. These need not be demonstrated through formal or traditional leadership roles. Think broadly and examine the many ways you are having an effect on the members of your technical community, your university, or your broader community.3) Please describe the most significant computer science project or research you have worked on, how you approached key technical challenges, and what you gained from the experience. It might have been a class assignment, a research project, or other work or volunteer experience. If the project was team-based, specify your individual role and contributions in the project.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $10,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes