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Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2017-18

Publish Date: Oct 20, 2016

Deadline: Dec 01, 2016

Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Access to knowledge is our passion. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we don't want anything to stand in the way.

That's why we're proud to present the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities.

Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships for Computer Science students with disabilities. As part of our commitment, we’ve partnered with EmployAbility, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers.

The Scholarship

Recipients of the Google Scholarship for Students with Disabilities will each receive a €7,000 scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of the applicant's academic background, leadership skills and demonstrated passion for Computer Science.

How to enter

No purchase necessary to enter or win. To enter applicants are required to complete the online application form and provide any supplementary information and/or documentation as may be requested from time to time.

Application period

The application process will open on 3rd Oct 2016 at 8:00 GMT and will close on 1st Dec 2016 at 11:59 pm GMT.

Selection process

Each application will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria (i) demonstration of passion to computer science; (ii) academic merit; and (iii) demonstration of leadership skills (the “Criteria”).

Each application that meets the Criteria will be reviewed by Google in accordance with the Criteria by an internal panel of Google judges and the best 10 applications (as assessed by the panel of judges in their sole discretion against the Criteria) will be successful.

Notification of successful applicants will take place by no later than June 2017 at the email address provided at the time of application. Notification is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms and conditions set forth herein. Successful applicants will be required to accept the scholarship terms within 14 days of notification by Google. If successful applicants fail to accept within 14 days, the scholarship payment will be forfeited and Google may, in its sole discretion, select an alternative successful applicant.


Applicants agree that any Personal Information collected in connection with the online application form may be used by Google for purposes of processing applications for the Students with Disabilities Scholarship and analysis of program productivity. Additionally, applicants agree that this Personal Information may be shared with Google’s partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, licensees and assigns for the purposes of organising and administering the Scholarship. The term “Personal Information” as used herein means first name, surname, address, telephone number, email address and any other information applicants provide to Google in connection with the application. All Personal Information that is collected from the applicant is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy.

Applicants acknowledge that Google may transfer any of the applicants Personal Information outside of the European Economic Area. Applicants further understand that they may be contacted by Google in relation to internships, full-time job opportunities and other university programmes communication should they opt-in to receive them.

Successful applicants agree that Google may, from time to time, use their name and/or refer to their university in Google’s promotional materials relating to future scholarship programs.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled at a university in Europe for the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled or accepted as a full-time or part-time student in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD program at a university in Europe for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field
  • Maintain a strong academic record
  • Exemplify leadership and a passion for Computer Science and technology
  • Have a disability (defined as a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider a daily function). This definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists.

Application Process

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application through EmployAbility which includes:

  • General background information (i.e. contact information and details about your current and intended universities for the 2017-2018 school year)
  • Resume/CV
  • Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree)
  • A reference letter from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
  • Responses to essay questions


The successful applicants are responsible for ensuring that they comply with all the applicable tax Laws and filing requirements. To the extent permitted by applicable Law, all taxes imposed on scholarship payments are the sole responsibility of the successful applicants. All scholarship payments shall be net of any taxes Google is required by Law to withhold. Awards of the scholarship payments to successful applicants may be (at Google’s sole discretion) subject to the express requirement that they submit to Google all documentation that may be requested by Google from time to time to permit it to comply with all applicable tax reporting. In order to receive a scholarship payment successful applicants may be (at Google’s sole discretion) required to submit tax documentation requested by Google or otherwise required by applicable Law, to Google or a representative for Google or the relevant tax authority, all as determined by applicable Law. If a successful applicant fails to provide such documentation (where required) or comply with such Laws, the scholarship payment may be forfeited and Google may, in its sole discretion, select an alternative successful applicant.

Not an offer or contract of employment

Under no circumstances shall the submission of a scholarship application or the awarding of a scholarship payment be construed as an offer or contract of employment with Google. Applicants acknowledge that they submit their application voluntarily and not in confidence or in trust. Applicants acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between applicant and Google and that no such relationship is established by applicants acceptance of these terms and conditions.


The 10 best applications, as assessed in accordance with the Criteria above shall be selected to receive the scholarship payment of €7,000 (issued in the form of bank transfer) to be spent on tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the applicants' classes at their primary university.

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