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Google Scholarship – All You Need to Know

Google scholarship is an initiative of Google Inc. that aims at providing financial support to students who aspire to pursue a career in technology. It is a broad term that comprises a number of scholarships and contests that are available for students worldwide. Every year, Google offers opportunities for school students, women in technology, developers and individuals to create their mark in the technological world. A Google scholarship not only provides the students with financial support but also provides them with an opportunity to learn through workshops and training.

Though Google offers scholarships for students across the world, in this article, we have only covered scholarships that are available for students of India. You can also find some of the popular Google contests listed in the article that are available for school students. The article provides you with in-depth information about each Google scholarship and contest such as its key dates, eligibility conditions, application procedure and award details.

Google Scholarship – Key Dates

When can a student apply for a Google scholarship? Does each scholarship have different application timeline? Which are the scholarships available for Indian students? Get an answer to all these questions in detail in the table below. It highlights the complete list of Google scholarships and contests available for Indian students along with their tentative application timeline. The actual application timeline may vary based on the decision of the scholarship provider.

Detailed List of Google Scholarship with its Important Dates

S.No. Scholarship Name Application Timeline*
1. Udacity-Google Developer Scholarship Between January and February
2. Women Techmakers Scholars Program Between April and May
3. Google Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship Between May and July
4. Google Conference and Travel Scholarships NA
5. Doodle 4 Google India Contest Between September and October
6. Google India Code to Learn Contest Between May and September

*The application timeline mentioned above is tentative and may change on the discretion of the scholarship provider.

Google Scholarship – Eligibility Conditions

Each Google scholarship comes with a pre-defined set of eligibility conditions. While all the scholarships listed in the table are all applicable for candidates with Indian citizenship, there are some other conditions as well that a student needs to fulfil. The contests listed below are particularly meant for school students of class 1 to 10. To get detailed eligibility criteria for each scholarship, refer to the table given below.

Detailed Eligibility Criteria for Google Scholarship

S.No. Scholarship Name Eligibility Criteria
1. Udacity-Google Developer Scholarship
  • The scholarship is open only of Indian citizens.
  • The candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly known as Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program)
  • The scholarship is open for female candidates only (including undergraduate or graduate students).
  • They must be enrolled at a recognised university for the current academic year.
  • The students who are graduating in 2019 and beyond can apply for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • They must be pursuing studies in computer science, computer engineering or any other related technical field.
  • They must be able to demonstrate a strong academic record and passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science.
3. Google Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship
  • The scholarship is open for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a university/college in India.
  • They must be pursuing a degree programme in computer engineering, computer science or other related fields.
4. Google Conference and Travel Scholarships
  • The scholarship is open for students worldwide.
  • To attend a conference in India, the applicant must be enrolled in a recognised university.
  • He/she must be in need of conference travel fund.
  • They must have a paper accepted with a top-tier conference on computer science.
  • Preference will be given to a conference whose research area is strongly related to Google’s interest.
  • The applicant is required to be the primary author of the accepted paper.
5. Doodle 4 Google India Contest
  • The students of class 1 to 10 are eligible to enter the contest.
  • They need to have permission from their parents/guardians/school teachers.
  • The contest is not open for employees, contractors, interns, officials and the representatives or affiliates.
6. Google India Code to Learn Contest
  • The contest is open for Indian students of class 5 to 10 under the following groups –
    • Class 5 and 6
    • Class 7 and 8
    • Class 9 and 10

(Note: The students can enter the contest only through their respective computer teachers).

Google Scholarship – Application Procedure

Applying for a Google scholarship is simple and easy. Though each scholarship and contest require students to fill different applications, the process to follow for all is online. The application form for each scholarship becomes live for a limited time duration only. Thus, the students are required to keep track of the application timeline and apply before the deadline. Get to know where and how to apply for each scholarship in the table given below.

Detailed Application Procedure for Google Scholarship

S.No. Scholarship Name How to apply?
1. Udacity-Google Developer Scholarship Apply online through the official Udacity website.
2. Women Techmakers Scholars Program Apply online through official notification of Women Techmakers Scholars Program.
3. Google Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship Eligible candidates can apply online through official scholarship notification.
4. Google Conference and Travel Scholarships Apply online through official scholarship notification.
5. Doodle 4 Google India Contest The students can submit their entries both online and offline.

For online application, refer to the official notification of the contest.

For offline application, download the entry form and submit it by post to –

Doodle for Google 2018,

Google India Private Limited,

Signature Tower 2, Tower B,

Delhi – Jaipur Expressway,

Sector 15 – Part 2, Gurugram,

Haryana, 122001.

6. Google India Code to Learn Contest All entries to the contest should be made online by the computer teachers through the official contest notification.

Google Scholarship – Rewards

What are the benefits that a student would get through a Google scholarship? How do these scholarships help the students? How can a student use the scholarship award? Get the answers to all these questions in detail in this section. The table below provides detailed information about the rewards rendered to the students under each scholarship. While some scholarships offer cash awards to students in order to cover the educational expenses, some offer learning material for the students to explore. Find out what you will get through these programmes hereunder.

Award Details of Google Scholarship

S.No. Scholarship Name Award Details
1. Udacity-Google Developer Scholarship
  • Access to online courses of Udacity. The scholarship is given in two phases –
    • Phase 1 offers 1000 challenge scholarships to students for 3 months courses.
    • Phase 2 offers 1000 full Nanodegree scholarships to students for 6 months courses.
2. Women Techmakers Scholars Program
  • An academic scholarship
  • An opportunity for the students to attend the annual Women Techmakers Scholars’ Retreat.
  • The fellows can also participate in various training and workshops and connect with Google mentors as well as fellow scholars.
3. Google Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship
  • Financial reward of USD 750 towards the expenses related to tuition and education.
  • An opportunity to visit the headquarters of YouTube in California, USA.
4. Google Conference and Travel Scholarships
  • USD 1,000 to USD 3,000 covering the cost of conference registration, accommodation, travel and other related expenses.
5. Doodle 4 Google India Contest
  • The national winner will receive a college scholarship of INR 5 Lakh, technology package worth INR 2 Lakh, certificate/trophy of achievement and more.
  • The group winners will receive trophy/medal of recognition, certificate of achievement and more.
  • The national finalist will also receive a certificate of achievement.
6. Google India Code to Learn Contest
  • Achievement certificate
  • A Chromebook laptop or equivalent gift
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