Google has now opened applications for the 2023 Generation Google Scholarship for women in computer science in Ireland which will see each successful applicant being awarded €5,000 annually, for the duration of their undergraduate studies.
Launched in 2020, this is the fourth year of the scholarshipIn that time, 40 recipients have been awarded scholarships with two 2022 Generation Google scholars now interning at Google’s Dublin campus. The aim of the programme is to further gender equality in the field of computer science in Ireland, by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology, and become active leaders and role models in the industry.
Ruth Bergin, a recipient of the scholarship last year said: “The Generation Google scholarship has boosted my career immensely. I received mentoring from an Engineering Director at Google, who offered me excellent career advice and helped me improve my technical interview skills. I completed an internship at Google Zurich, during which I even got the chance to visit the US on a business trip! I’ve presented to a Google Vice-President, to Senior Directors, and to Directors. Beyond all of that, I’ve met so many female role models in the tech space – from my intern host to the scholarship programme team. When I applied, I didn’t realise just how many experiences and opportunities would open up to me – or that I’d even be chosen at all! I’d urge any student pursuing a tech career to apply.
Welcoming the 2023 programme, Jessica McCarthy, Director of Engineering at Google Ireland, said: “Since 2020, Google has helped inspire a new generation of women to begin careers in computer science. In that time, our Generation Google Scholarship programme has encouraged women to study in the computer science & engineering fields, offered support and mentorship to women and helped foster a positive view of the working experience for women in tech. We are pleased to announce applications are now open for 2023. We look forward to welcoming a new intake to join the already 40 scholarship recipients of this dedicated programme.
Open for applications now, the Generation Google scholarship is an extension of the global programme and scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s strength of impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership and academic background.
The ten Generation Google Scholars will each receive a €5,000 award for the duration of their undergraduate studies. Scholarship funds will be distributed to selected scholarship recipients, on an annual basis, for the duration of the student’s undergraduate programme for up to four years.
Those eligible to apply must be currently enrolled as a first or second year undergraduate student at a university /institute of technology in Ireland. They must intend to continue pursuing their Bachelors degree at a university/ institute of technology in Ireland for at least the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years. They must be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field, demonstrate a strong academic record, and exemplify leadership and show a passion for increasing the involvement of women in technology.
Those wishing to apply for the Generation Google Scholarship for women in Computer Science in Ireland, can do so by visiting the Google scholarships page. Applications will be open until 16 May 2023.
For questions on the scholarship programme students can email generationgoogle-emea@google.