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Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarships for Indian Students, 2018-2019

Every year Google offers the Venkat Memorial Scholarships to 6 students from India pursuing computer science or a closely related field. These scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in any college/university in India for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years.

Venkat Panchapakesan was a former Google employee and a highly respected engineer. He fought cancer and passed away too young, after which Google dedicated a scholarship in his name which focuses on encouraging people in the field of computer science.

The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Scholarship Award: Selected students will receive
    A financial award of 750 USD towards tuition and education-related expenses
    An invitation to visit the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, USA.
    An opportunity to submit a proposal, and potentially receive a funding of up to 225 USD to spend on growing computer science in the local community.
  • Nationalities: Indian students are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in India

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Indian students are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
    Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in any college/university in India for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years.
    Be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field.
    Note: The Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship is a one-time scholarship. While past applicants are encouraged to reapply, unfortunately, past recipients of any Google scholarship, including the Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship, are not eligible to apply.
  • English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

  • Write an essay (300 words maximum) to tell us about the following:
    How do you plan to use computer science to make the world a more sustainable place?
    If you receive this scholarship, how will you use it to advance your passion and the goals of this scholarship?
  • Write an essay (250 words maximum) to tell us about the following: What adversity have you faced, and how did it impact your career? Please explain the steps you took to overcome it. Submit a video (1-minute maximum) telling us why you would like to receive this scholarship. Please upload it to YouTube and share the link in the application.
  • Submit your resume/CV. Be sure to include your experience in the area of computer science, as well as your leadership experiences and the impact you have created.
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation. They can be from your faculty or supervisors at your workplace (internship, part-time job, full-time job).

Online Application

Scholarship Link