Eager to expand your Computer Science skills with the help from Google engineers? Never coded before but would love to learn? If you are a high school senior thinking about studying Computer Science or a related field, apply to the 2015 Google Computer Science Summer Institute and Generation Google Scholarship!
Last summer, I was selected as 1 of 30 students nationally to attend the CSSI Mountain View, California Session. Spending a part of my summer at Google in Mountain View, California and learning from Google engineers was incredible!
Below is information directly from the Google CSSI team about how to apply. Hurry: the deadline is March 5th! Feel free to ask me any questions - don't miss your chance to embark on an incredible adventure!
"Subject: Thinking of studying computer science? Apply to Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute and Generation Google Scholarship!
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. We are now accepting applications for the Generation Google Scholarship and Computer Science Summer Institute. Read more below and apply today!
Generation Google Scholarship
The Generation Google Scholarship helps 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 2015-2016 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2015-2016 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2015.
Please visit www.google.com/students/generationgoogle for more information and to apply!
Computer Science Summer Institute
Google is invested in increasing the enrollment and retention of computer science students. With this in mind, we’re hosting our eighth annual Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI), a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology —especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field. This year, we will offer two types of sessions, day-camp and residential:
Day-camp sessions are for students within a specified mileage distance from the respective day-camp offices (Mountain View, CA = 60 miles, New York City, NY = 100 miles, Chicago, IL = 30 miles). Students will be provided with a travel stipend and expected to commute into the respective Google offices for each day of CSSI. Day-camps locations and dates are:
- Mountain View, CA: July 13th - July 31st
- Chicago, IL: July 20th - Aug 7th
- New York City, NY: July 20th - Aug 7th
Residential sessions are for students outside the mileage distance of day-camps. Student housing and transportation will be provided. Residential locations and dates are:
- Cambridge, MA: July 13th - July 31st
- Seattle, WA: July 13th - July 31st
CSSI is not your average summer camp. It's an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering, and other closely related subjects. As CSSI students, you will learn programming fundamentals directly from Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google's most exciting, emerging technologies, and even design and develop your very own application with fellow participants that you will showcase to Googlers in local offices.
We are looking for students eager to spend a few weeks immersed in the Google life – tackling interesting technical problems, working collaboratively and having fun. We want students to leave empowered, heading into their first year of college armed with a unique learning experience that can only be found at Google. The program is open to all qualified high school seniors, and is committed to addressing diversity in the field of computer science. Students who are a member of a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply.
Please visit www.google.com/students/cssi for more information and to apply!
Application deadline: March 5, 2015. Final decisions will be announced by early May at the latest. "