Computer science and technology are quickly changing the education ecosystem of every nation around the globe. It’s already been shown that children (and adults) should be learning some kind of programming language if they are to get a decent job in today’s and the future workplace. While all of that is fine and good, it’s especially important to get girls into computer science. That’s where the Anita Borg scholarship comes into play.
Google has been providing the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship since 2004. It helps to provide academic funding to young women who want to get into computer science or related technology fields. If you don’t know who Anita Borg is, she was an instrumental figure in destroying the stereotype that only men work in technology fields and started Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.
Needless to say, this is an important scholarship that helps many girls realize their dreams of working in technology. It’s a tough field to break into and everybody, regardless of gender, needs all the help they can get. That’s why Google is bringing the scholarship to Asia, to help the many girls in those countries get the kind of education they need to proceed in their professional lives.
The scholarship is available to current female students who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate study at universities in the following countries: Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. Recipients will receive an amount equal to $3,500 that will go towards their continued education. You can apply right now, but just know that the deadline is June 3.
It’s also worth mentioning that the scholarship is currently available in a number of other countries and continents as well. These locations include Africa, Australia, Canada, China Mainland, Taiwan, India, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and the United States. The application deadline for each of these locations varies by the region.