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Google Lime Scholarship Program

Access to knowledge is our thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we don't want anything to stand in the way. That's why Google is proud to support the work of Lime Connect since 2008. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the 2016 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2016. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science - $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).

Eligibility Requirements:

2016 Scholarship Applicants must match the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate, graduate or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply); and also
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full time student at a university in the U.S. or Canada in the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load)
  • Maintaining a strong academic performance
  • A student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology
  • Previous Google Lime Scholars are unfortunately not able to be considered
  • This scholarship is not open to high school students.

How to apply:

Applications for the 2016 scholarship will launch in the fall - join The Lime Network to be notified at that time.

  • Contact, education and experience information
  • Current resume & unoffficial transcripts
  • Three essays - this is your opportunity to show us your passion for computer science
  • Two recommendation letters from a professor, adviser or supervisor

The application is closed. Please check back in Fall 2016 for the 2017 application.
Join The Lime Network for updates. 

Read a Google Student blog profile of 2013 Google Lime Scholar
Laura D'Aquila (MIT '15) here!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Google Lime Scholarship!

Whitney Bailey, Columbia University
Chloe Blanchard, Columbia University
Ariel Herbert-Voss, University of Utah
Michael Jackson, College of St. Scholastica
Dhruv Jain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Paulette Penzvalto, Columbia University
Paige Selby, Brown University
Ather Sharif, St. Joseph’s University
Maritza Smith-Romero, Southern University and A & M College  
                               Tyler Weitzman, Stanford University                                 
Eli White, Brown University
Brian Xu, Carnegie Mellon University

Read 2012 Google Lime Scholar
Bryan Moore's story here!


Not a match? Register on this site with The Lime Network, or join Friends of The Lime Network, and we'll notify you when the applications for other scholarships launch!

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