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Google Women Techmakers Scholarship Program for Women in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Melody.com.ng Team

Last updated on October 17, 2019

Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Programme – formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Programme – Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field.

Anita Borg Scholarship: Dr. Anita Borg 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.

She proposed the “50/50 by 2020” initiative, so that women earning computing degrees would be 50% of the graduates by year 2020. However, the percentage of Computer Science degrees earned by women is still far from 50% throughout the world.

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to furthering Anita’s vision, Google is proud to honor Anita’s memory and support women in technology with the Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship).

Through the scholarship, Google aim to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders.

  • Application Deadline: 5th December 2019 11:59 pm GMT.
  • Offered annually? Yes
  • Eligible Countries: Women from Europe, the Middle East and Africa
  • To be taken at: Universities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
  • Eligible Subject Areas: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Bioinformatics or a closely related technical field
  • Type: Bachelors, Masters, PhD
  • Sponsors: Google

Selection Criteria:

Multiple scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic performance, leadership experience and demonstrated passion for computer science.

Who is qualified to apply? To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Currently be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time or part-time student in a Bachelor’s,
  • Master’s or PhD program at a university in Europe, Middle East or Africa for the 2020 2021 academic year
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a closely related technical field
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in Computer Science

Value of Scholarship:

The scholarship recipients will each receive a €7,000 (or equivalent) scholarship.

A retreat opportunity to connect with fellow scholars and Google mentors, while participating in professional and personal development trainings and workshops.

An online network with fellow scholars program participants designed to share resources, support the global community of women in tech and collaborate on projects to make continued impact.

How to Apply:

The Women Techmakers Scholarship is a one-time scholarship. While past applicants and finalists are encouraged to reapply, unfortunately, past recipients of any Google scholarship, including the Women Techmakers Scholarship and Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, are not eligible to apply.

Complete the online application and submit all requested documents by 5th December 2019. The following application documents must be in English.

  • General background information (includes contact information and information about your current and intended institutions)
  • Current resume
  • Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree)
  • One letter of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
  • Responses to five essay questions

If you need more information about the Google Women Techmakers Scholarship Program for Women in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), then visit their official website here.


  1. Azeezat Nihinlola Azeezat Nihinlola

    This is a good idea,this is a great opportunity for women.. Woman techmaker scholarship this is so wonderful.

  2. Adesida Adeyemi Adesida Adeyemi

    This avenue to widen out this so so lovely of woman techmaker scholarship that is gonna make room for countries and continent as a whole

  3. Udoka Stephen Udoka Stephen

    I love this initiative, definitely it is a good way empowering women and also creating gender equality in technology. Its an eye opening for the women in the continent and the world at large. Thanks

  4. Udoka Stephen Udoka Stephen

    Please you should bring it to west Africa, so that our women will enjoy the benefits also. Please, we will be glad to have this opportunity. Thanks.

  5. dauda jafar dauda jafar

    This is very cool our girls are not left behind too isn’t it girls?
    I like that idea but I think the government are trying their best.

  6. Lukman Bidemi Lukman Bidemi

    This good for women in this country this will making this country to be going higher if our women is working that will be better than before

  7. AYANGBADE SEMIU AYANGBADE SEMIU

    This another opportunity for women in Africa. I congratulate our women for the golden opportunity given to them

  8. Josephat Uchechukwu Josephat Uchechukwu

    Most women generally don’t like technology and computing courses, I remember in my class then is only 3 ladies were doing computer science. May this program boost their moral

    • Franca Emeruom Franca Emeruom

      Yes, especially computer programming, I did it as a borrowed course but l manage escaped carryover in that course. Is too scarring. I think women need to brass up in technology and computer ad this program will enlightened them more.

  9. Ugwu Shedrack Ugwu Shedrack

    Its an a very good thing to make them equare some norledge over there, and i also thank the founder may god bless hem

  10. Muibat Agbeke Muibat Agbeke

    This is a good development that will show the world that women are not the useful to kitchen alone and but can do what man can do

  11. Ovoke Samuel Ovoke Samuel

    This is a very good one. More opportunity to promote people in the societies. Keep it up and be well courage. Google is the best and they are showing the world their worth. More better opportunities ahead.

  12. TIJANI RABIU TIJANI RABIU

    GOOD TO HEAR THIS, THROUGH THIS INFORMATION WE CAN TESTIFY THAT OUR COUNTRY IS GETTING BETTER, WE THANK GOD FOR EVERY THING, THANKS.

  13. Elijah Aborisade Elijah Aborisade

    This will really encourage women and let them know that they are also needed in the technology world. Technology is a really cool job for any woman.

  14. TIJANI RABIU TIJANI RABIU

    GOOD TO HEAR THIS INFORMATION AND THROUGH THIS INFORMATION WE CAN TESTIFY HOW OUR COUNTRY IS GETTING BETTER, THANKS TO ALLAH WHO GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY, THANKS.

  15. YAHAYA SAHEED YAHAYA SAHEED

    THIS IS A MULTIPURPOSE SCHOLARSHIP AWARED PROGRAMMING THAT USED TO ENHANCED AND SUPPORT PEOPLE IN EUROPEAN AND AFRICANS PEOPLE,MAY GOD ASSIST THEM TOO ABUNDANTLY.

  16. Abdulyakini Isah Abdulyakini Isah

    That is good for google giving out scholarship for woman in Europe it is good development for the google to giving out scholarship

  17. RAIFU LATIFAT RAIFU LATIFAT

    FOR A WHOLE WOMAN OF LIFE “NADAM ANITA” TO BROUGHT AN IDEA OF HELPING OTHERS WITH THEIR MONEY,WE NEED TO GREET HER ABUNDANTLY. WE SAY A WARMLY APPRECIATION TO WHO IS BEHIND THIS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD. GOD INCREASE YOUR WEALTH.

  18. Elisha Jethro Elisha Jethro

    A lot of work is always put in to help women become ptofessionals in every area. This is one of such efforts and it needs appraisal.

  19. Amoo Enoch Amoo Enoch

    This is good for Google given out scholarship to women.
    This is very good opportunity to women all the best to them.

  20. Solomon Michael Solomon Michael

    Google has been a great company contributing to the success of people around the world with scholarship, especially in Africa. Good scholarship i believe.

  21. Raji Kafayat Raji Kafayat

    Good news, its a great opportunity for women across the continent, let the good work continue. May God help you.

  22. SANDRA ECHEGIRI SANDRA ECHEGIRI

    Comment:
    This is very cool our women, they are not left behind too isn’t it girls?
    I like that idea but I think the government are trying their be

  23. Raji Olayemi Raji Olayemi

    How I wish my mum is educated, I will have ask her to apply. Good work job keep it up. Success to all the applicants

  24. CHUKWUEMEKA AKUJOBI CHUKWUEMEKA AKUJOBI

    Comment
    Please they should bring it to west Africa, so that other women will enjoy the benefits also. At least they will be glad to have this opportunity. Thanks.

  25. Sakariyah Murithado Sakariyah Murithado

    It’s very important to be encouraging both men and women with this such schorlarship. Education is awesome.

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