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Scholarships Overview

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Within this topic 5 types of scholarships are listed: 

 

1. Industry

2. Disruptive models

3. Foundations

4. Higher Education 

5. Government

 

 

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1. Zawadi Africa Education Fund

1. Zawadi Africa Education Fund | Scholarships | Scoop.it

The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a program designed to provide scholarships to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the U.S.A,Uganda,Ghana ,South Africa and Kenya. 

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Supported by Google. 

Unclear if ongoing. 

In 2012 there were 28 Graduates across various countries and institutions. 

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1. Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship

1. Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship | Scholarships | Scoop.it

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.

 

As part of our commitment to military veterans, Google established the Google SVA Scholarship in partnership with Student Veterans of America. The scholarship provides assistance to student veterans who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in the U.S. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2015-2016 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2015.

 

Eligability

Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2014­-2015 academic year­Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-­time student at a university in the United States for the 2015-­2016 academic yearMaintain a strong academic performanceBe pursuing a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical fieldExemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technologyBe a current student veteran (includes members of the National Guard or Reserve) as proven by a DD-214 and transcript, or a student on Active Duty as proven by submission of Active Duty orders and a Memorandum of Understanding from your commanding officer indicating that you are currently in good standing with your unit and transcriptHave received an honorable discharge, or be in good standing with his/her branch of service

 

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US veterans only

2 scholarships of $10,000 per year

Via a partner - SVA

Must be already enrolled in a computer science course

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1. The Generation Google Scholarship

1. The Generation Google Scholarship | Scholarships | Scoop.it

The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help 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. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2015.

 

The Generation Google Scholarship award must be spent on tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the recipient’s classes at their primary university. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full time students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Enrollment will be verified after the recipients are selected through providing documentation that proves enrollment status, and all scholarship payments will be made directly to the student to be used towards tuition and education-related expenses.

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$10,000 per student

US and Canadian students only 

targeted at students from underrepresented groups in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Female)

Undergraduate or graduate level

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1. Apple Developer - World Wide Developers Conference for Students

1. Apple Developer - World Wide Developers Conference for Students | Scholarships | Scoop.it

We want to reward creative and talented student developers with the opportunity to attend this year’s conference on a WWDC 2014 Student Scholarship. To apply, you must be a full or part-time student, 13 years of age or older, and registered for free as an Apple developer. This is your chance to showcase your talent with a thoughtful, engaging, well-made app. The content of your app should highlight development projects you’ve worked on, your educational and professional background, technical skills, and interests.

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- Attendance at a conference, does not contribute to study costs 

- Applicants do not need to be in University 

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1. IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards

1. IBM  Ph.D. Fellowship Awards | Scholarships | Scoop.it

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. These include: computer science and engineering (including cyber security, cloud, and mobile computing), electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including analytics of massive scale data with uncertainty, operations research, and optimization), public sector and business sciences (including urban policy and analytics, social technologies, learning systems and Cognitive Computing), and Service Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME).

 

Additionally, IBM Research is paying special attention to the following areas of focus for 2015-2016:

- Technology that creates new business and social value

- Cognitive Computing research

- Cloud and distributed computing technology and solutions

- Fundamental science and technology

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- Available worldwide

- Must be enrolled fulltime in a PHD course. 

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2. CompTIA Student Scholarships

Companies and individuals now can establish merit award scholarships in their names to students pursing information technology careers through the CompTIA Educational Foundation. The Foundation’s annual IT Merit Award Scholarship program rewards students who have recently received a CompTIA certification and provide them with financial help to pursue a career in the IT industry. 

 

The awards are be made twice a year to coincide with semester schedules and graduation. 

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- Delivered via CompTIA's foundation, however unclear if ongoing

- $250 in cash for ongoing educational needs

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2. Western Governors Univsrity Scholarship for CompTIA Certification

2. Western Governors Univsrity Scholarship for CompTIA Certification | Scholarships | Scoop.it

Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, and information technology industry association CompTIA have created a new scholarship for IT professionals who want to advance their careers by earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

The WGU CompTIA Scholarship, valued at $500 per term up to $2,000, is open to new WGU students enrolling in one of the online university’s nine competency-based IT degree programs who have earned at least one CompTIA certification in the past five years. 

 

WGU recognizes industry certifications as an important component in the development of a well-rounded, highly educated IT professional poised to thrive in a competitive job market. As part of their degree programs, students working toward degrees from WGU’s College of Information Technology also earn a number of highly respected industry certifications, at no additional cost, including seven CompTIA certifications.

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- Scholarship supports CompTIA certifications

- Only available to WGU students 

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2. IT-Ready with CompTIA

2. IT-Ready with CompTIA | Scholarships | Scoop.it

Students who enroll in the classroom-based IT-Ready program learn material to help them successfully pass the following CompTIA certification exams:

 

CompTIA A+ 220-801. This exam covers the fundamentals of computer technology; the installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware; and basic networking.

 

ObjectivesCompTIA A+ 220-802. This exam covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as mobile operating systems such as Android and Apple iOS (such as network connectivity and email). 

 

Graduates also offered apprenticeships and are encouraged to take advantage of free online training and testing vouchers for other CompTIA certifications. 

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- Creating IT Futures is the CompTIA Foundation.

- Open to US citizens who enroll in the IT-Ready program

 

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2. Degreed Scholarship

2. Degreed Scholarship | Scholarships | Scoop.it

Scholarship to "Pursue Your Passion"

 

Whether you’re looking to study abroad, go to college, take an online course or attend a conference – Degreed will fund the learning opportunities you’re passionate about.

 

 Why? We believe a person’s education is a collection of all their learning and life experiences – not just a formal degree. We’re here to level the playing field and give every individual the opportunity to continually learn, advance, and measure their true education.

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- $1000 scholarship

- one scholarship awarded every month

- Only open to US residents currently enrolled at, or graduated from, an accredited college or university in the United States

- Funding is transferred directly to the higher education institution  not to the successful applicant 

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3. Gates Cambridge Scholarships

3. Gates Cambridge Scholarships | Scholarships | Scoop.it

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

 

Scholarship covers: 

the University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate ratea maintenance allowance for a single student (£13,900 for 12 months at the 2014-15 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months)one economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the courseinbound visa costs

 

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-  Supported by Gates Foundation (in part)

- Offered worldwide by for study at Cambridge only

- no age cap 

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3. The Skoll Scholarship with Saïd Business School

3. The Skoll Scholarship with Saïd Business School | Scholarships | Scoop.it

The Skoll Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. 

 

The Skoll Scholarship provides tuition for entrepreneurs who have set up or have been working in entrepreneurial ventures with a social purpose, and who wish to improve their knowledge of market-oriented practices so they can be more effective in their subsequent social change pursuits.

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Targets social entrepreneurs 

MBA to be completed at Said Business School

Scholarship covers fees and living expenses

students can originate from any country 

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3. Beit Trust Scholarships

3. Beit Trust Scholarships | Scholarships | Scoop.it

The Beit Trust offers annually a number of Postgraduate Masters or PhD Scholarships abroad for  studies or research to graduates who are domiciled in Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe (the beneficial area) Scholarships are taken up at a university in the United Kingdom, Ireland or South Africa, for study in a subject of the individual’s choice appropriate to the needs of the beneficial area.  Duration is normally for a maximum of three years at the discretion of Trustees.  In addition, shared awards for a taught Masters Degree are offered at the University of Cambridge (BC); Imperial College London (BI), the University of Leeds (BL); Rhodes University (BRU); Stellenbosch University (BS) and the University of Witwatersrand (BW).

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- Category - Foundation/Gov 

- Partners are Universities in UK, Ireland or South Africa. 

 

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1. Google Code Jam

1. Google Code Jam | Scholarships | Scoop.it

 The contest, which consists of intense algorithmic puzzles held over multiple online rounds culminating in an on-site final round with the top 26 contestants, was bigger than ever last year with nearly 50,000 registrants. 

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Prizes per puzzle - up to $10,000

Online contest therefore available worldwide (largely)

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1. Google Science Fair

1. Google Science Fair | Scholarships | Scoop.it

An online science competition, open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 from around the world. It is a skill contest where eligible students will be invited to submit their science projects at a Google designated website to compete for prizes.

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A number of scholarship prizes of up to $50,000

Aimed at high school students

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1. Google Lime Scholarship Program

1. Google Lime Scholarship Program | Scholarships | Scoop.it

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 2015 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2015. 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. 

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Targeted at students with disabilities

US and Canadian students only 

$10,000 award

Applicable at undergraduate, graduate or PHD level

Partnership delivery with Lime. 

13 recipients in 2014

 

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Great scholarship program for students with "visible and invisible" disabilities pursuing an education in the Computer Scieneces and related areas. 

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1. The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

1. The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship | Scholarships | Scoop.it

Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a financial award for the academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership.

 

In addition, all scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend a retreat at Google. We know how important a supportive peer network can be for a student’s success. The retreat will include workshops, speakers, panelists, breakout sessions and social activities scheduled over a couple of days.

 

Computer science students only. 

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- Targets female students

- Offered in Africa (countries not specified)

- Graduate or postgraduate level (inc. PHD)

- 7000 Euros per student from Africa to study in Africa

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1. Apple Diversity Scholarship

1. Apple Diversity Scholarship | Scholarships | Scoop.it

The Software Inclusion and Diversity Engineering scholarships are an opportunity for women, black/African-American, Hispanic, and Native American university students to win $10,000 scholarships to help pay for their education in the technology field.

 

To be eligible, applicants must be women, black/African-American, Hispanic, or Native American students who are attending an accredited U.S. university and continuing their education in Fall 2015.

 

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- Must be part way through an undergraduate course or enrolled on a postgraguate course. 

- Diversity focus,

- Open to individuals at a US univeristy

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1. Grace Hopper Scholarship - Facebook

1. Grace Hopper Scholarship - Facebook | Scholarships | Scoop.it

Beginning today, female university students excelling in computer science can apply for one of 25 scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper Conference with Facebook in Phoenix, AZ, from October 6 - 11, 2014. 

Award IncludesPaid registration fee for the Grace Hopper ConferencePaid travel and lodging expenses, including a pre-Grace Hopper Conference program in Phoenix that includes tech talks, mentoring sessions, and sightseeing from October 7 – October 8, 2014Additional $200 meal stipend

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- Category: Corporate

- Attendance at a conference, does not contribute to study costs 

- Applicants must already be in University

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1. IBM Students for Smarter Planet Awards

1. IBM Students for Smarter Planet Awards | Scholarships | Scoop.it

The IBM Students for a Smarter Planet Award is a competitive worldwide program intended to demonstrate that:

 

Students can use technology to make the world a better place to live.Students participate in projects to benefit our communities.

Students for a Smarter Planet Awards are cash awards granted per semester. Students can propose a project, hold an event or write an app that is: 

1) related to your school work – helping to build your skills,
2) associated with any smarter planet theme, and
3) doing some good for your community – or a community of any size.

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- Worldwide applications welcome

- Up to $3000 per award 

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2. Salesforce Scholarship

2. Salesforce Scholarship | Scholarships | Scoop.it

Salesforce.com wants to show you the easy way to build apps for businesses through Salesforce app development.

 

You don't have to actually build an app to win this scholarship, nor do you need any technical skills; just by applying you have a chance of winning.  Once you apply, we'll show you a few ways to learn more about this amazing technology.  The more you learn, the better your chances of winning.

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- Partnering with degreed.com

- $1000 scholarship

- one scholarship awarded every month

- Only open to US residents currently enrolled at, or graduated from, an accredited college or university in the United States

- Funding is transferred directly to the higher education institution  not to the successful applicant 

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3. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

3. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program | Scholarships | Scoop.it

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a $500 million, 10-year initiative to educate and prepare young people – particularly from Africa – to lead change and make a positive social impact in their communities.

 

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is designed to provide students with holistic support, including:

 

Comprehensive Scholarships:  Students receive financial support for fees, uniforms, books and supplies, transportation, accommodation, and stipends.

 

21st Century Skill Building: Students benefit from enrichment in skill areas relevant to employment success, such as critical thinking, communications, and entrepreneurship.

 

Transition Support: Students will receive support during their transition into secondary school, university or the workforce with mentoring, career counseling, internships, leadership development, and other life skills coaching.

 

Give-back Component: An integral component of the Program is the commitment from the Scholars to give back to their communities and countries of origin. Students will demonstrate this commitment through volunteerism and community service, as well as other forms of experiential learning.

 

Alumni Network: Graduates of the Scholars Program will be connected through an alumni network that offers information, resources, and opportunities to consult with other graduates. 

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- Comprehensive program across Africa

- Includes support for attending secondary school, although scholarships are focused on university. 

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3. Mandela Rhodes Foundation

3. Mandela Rhodes Foundation | Scholarships | Scoop.it

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships aim to help in building leadership excellence in Africa. A Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is more than a bursary, though the costs of Scholars are generously covered during their period of study. 

 

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation offers young Africans who exhibit academic prowess as well as broader leadership potential an educational opportunity unique on the continent. While pursuing their chosen post-graduate degree, each Scholar benefits from access to leadership development programmes, rooted in the principles underpinning the Foundation.

 

In addition to the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of fellow-Scholars that spans the continent and academic disciplines, they become part of a wide-ranging network of young Africans of excellence who are expected to play leadership roles in their fields and societies in the years following their time ‘in residence’.

 

A unique feature of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships is a series of supplementary workshops that are run for Scholars throughout their first year in residence. These workshops focus on leadership development and encourage the exploration of key social issues.

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships include a mentoring aspect currently in its pilot phase, in which Scholars are connected if they so wish, with a peer mentor who is an alumnus of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships.

 

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- Category: Foundation

- Applications from across Africa but places only supported in South African Universities.

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3. Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund

3. Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund | Scholarships | Scoop.it

The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund is an environmental innovations fund that seeks to encourage and promote sustainable development through the spirit of environmentalism as championed by the late Prof. Maathai. The annual award is given to a competitively selected female recipient aged between 18 to 25 years, who has promoted positive values, demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication in environmental conservation. The award goes towards financial support for their tertiary education, and an environmental project or initiative of their choice.

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- Supported by Rockerfeller foundation.

- One recipient annually. 

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3. Aga Khan Foundation - International Scholarship Programme

3. Aga Khan Foundation - International Scholarship Programme | Scholarships | Scoop.it
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies with mandates ranging from health and education to architecture, culture, microfinance, disaster reduction, rural development, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalisation of historic cities. 

 

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student. Requests will also be considered for travel and study awards for PhD students doing theirresearch in Third World countries on topics judged to be of interest to the Aga Khan Development Network.

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- Available to individuals from Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique

- Part scholarship part loan

- Annual places not specified

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