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Competitions and Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Students


There are multiple opportunities for students to participate in computational science, engineering and high performance computing challenges, competitions and award programs. Some of these are offered through national organizations, others by 4-year colleges and universities and still others by non-profit organizations. The intent of the award and competition opportunities presented here is to advance the field of computational science and high performance computing through recognition of exceptional talent and expertise. Browse this ever growing list and watch for upcoming application deadlines.


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Google Lime Scholarship


Hosting Institution: Google
Submission Deadline: December 10, 2017
Summary: At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. As part of our commitment, we’ve partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2018-2019 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2018.



Women Techmakers Scholars Program


Hosting Institution: Google
Submission Deadline: December 11, 2017
Summary: Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program - 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.Dr. Anita Borg (1949–2003) believed that technology affects all aspects of our economic, political, social and personal lives. A technology rebel with a cause, she fought tirelessly to ensure that technology’s impact would be a positive one. Dr. Anita Borg devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. Her combination of technical expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless women to become active participants and leaders in creating technology. Google is proud to honor Anita’s memory and support women in technology with the Women Techmakers Scholars Program.



Generation Google Scholarship


Hosting Institution: Google
Submission Deadline: December 11, 2017
Summary: The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2018-2019 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2018-2019 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2018. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2018.



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