Australia: 2007 Google Australia Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Anita Borg (1949 - 2003) devoted her adult life to revolutionising the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. Her combination of technical expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless women to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to furthering Anita’s vision, we are pleased to announce the 2007 Google Australia Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Through the scholarship, we would like to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and engagement within the technology community. A group of female B.Sc/B.Eng, M.Sc/M.Eng, and PhD student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. The scholarship recipients, selected from the finalists, will each receive an AUS$5,000 (or equivalent) scholarship for the 2007/2008 academic year.

In October 2007, all finalists will be invited to visit Google’s Sydney Engineering centre for a networking retreat. It will include workshops with a series of speakers, breakout sessions and social activities. The visit is meant to be an opportunity for all finalists to meet and share their experiences.

Eligibility Requirements
Candidates must:
* Be a female student who studied one or more years of a B.Sc/B.Eng, or enrolled in an M.Sc/M.Eng or PhD program (or equivalent) in 2007/2008.
* Be enrolled in full-time study at a University in Australia or New Zealand. Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply.
* Be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a related technical field.
* Maintain an excellent academic record (e.g. a First Class Honours degree).

How to Apply
You should complete the online application form and attach all requested documentation by Monday 13th August 2007.

Finalists will be notified in September 2007. As the final step in the scholarship selection process, all finalists will have phone interviews with representatives from the Google Selection Committee. Scholarship recipients will be selected from the finalists.

Please note, interviews for internships or full time opportunities are separate from scholarship phone interviews. If you are interested in such roles, please look at the relevant sections on the ANZ student website.

For more information and how to lodge online application, please visit the official announcement.

Closing date: 13th August 2007