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Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Many years ago I had the tremendous pleasure of meeting Anita Borg and, although I did not realize it at that time, she had a tremendous impact on my career and my life. This is why I am truly delighted to share information about a scholarship program created in her name.

Dr. Anita Borg (1949-2003) devoted her life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling the barriers that keep women and minorities from entering the computing and technology fields. In honor of Anita's vision, Google has announced the 2011 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for First Years, awarding a group of female students each a $10,000 scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. All scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend the FUSE Networking Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA in 2012.

Who Should Apply?

Applicants must be female high school seniors and meet the following eligibility criteria:

* Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the U.S. for the 2011-2012 academic year
* Intend to be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a baccalaureate Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or related program
* Able to demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology

For complete details, please visit Google a:


Deadline to apply: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Questions? Email Google at:


You can also visit


for more information about Google's scholarship programs.

Chris Stephenson
CSTA Executive Director

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