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Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2011- 2012 to Study in USA or Canada

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities to study Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering in USA or Canada at Undergraduate and Postgraduate Level

Google proudly support the work of Lime Connect and 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 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Scholarship Worth
$10,000USD for those studying in the US and $5,000CAD for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).
Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2011.

Selection Criteria
Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be:
* Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related field (such as software engineering)
* Maintaining a strong academic performance
* Entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study or enrolled in a postgraduate program as a full time student in the 2011-2012 academic year at a university in the United States or Canada (international students in the US and Canada are also encouraged to apply)
* A person with a 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.

How To Apply for Scholarship
Applicants will apply via Lime Connect’s online application system and provide the following:
Contact, education and experience information
Current resume & transcripts
Two essays – this is your opportunity to show your passion for computer science
Two recommendation letters from a professor, adviser or supervisor.
Click Here To apply.

Application deadline:
Sunday, February 6, 2011

About Lime Connect
Lime was founded in March of 2006 by Rich Donovan, a Columbia MBA, former member of Merrill Lynch’s proprietary trading team and successful entrepreneur who happens to have cerebral palsy. Originating as Morris Street Partners, the organization undertook an intense strategic branding process that resulted in Lime -clearly representing the organization’s fresh, out-of-the-box business approach in the disability space.
Lime’s mission:
To add demonstrated value to the global corporate community by unlocking economic potential through employment of people with disabilities.
Lime’s objective:
To attain employment parity as measured by the workforce composition of Standard and Poors 500 firms reflecting 3% employees with disabilities by the year 2016.

Contact Lime
Lime
590 Madison Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, New York 10022
Tel: 212.521.4469
Fax: 212.521.4099 fax
[email protected]

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