Google has opened applications for its Women Techmakers Program 2018. Formerly known as the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program — it is open to women from countries all around the world, including Pakistan.
Dr Borg was an American computer scientist who devoted her adult life to change the way people think about technology and break down barriers that were keeping women and minorities from entering technology fields with lower representation.
The Women Techmakers Program aims to further Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology, and become leaders and role models.
The program includes an academic scholarship which is awarded based on academic performance, leadership, and impact on the community of women in technology.
All scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend the annual Women Techmakers Scholars’ Retreat in one of Google’s Asia Pacific offices in 2018. Participants will be given an opportunity to connect with Google mentors and peers, while participating in professional and personal development trainings and workshops. Professional development and community outreach opportunities will continue to be offered after the retreat.
Women Techmakers Scholars will also have access to an online network designed to share resources with fellow program participants, support the global community of women in technology, and collaborate on projects to make a continued impact.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must: identify as female; be graduating in 2019 or beyond; currently be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2018-2019 academic year; be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field; demonstrate a strong academic record; exemplify leadership and passion for increasing the involvement of women in technology fields.
The last date to send in applications is August 12, 2018, at 23:59 SGT.