Google wants to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and announced the 2010 Google India Women in Engineering Award. These awards recognize and reward deserving women students in Computer Science and related majors, and inspire them to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.
The eligibility criteria suggest that the candidates must be enrolled as a full time student in a recognized Indian institution in fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related majors.Â Â Second to final year students from a bachelor’s program and all students from a master’s or PhD program can apply provided you haveÂ a cumulative CGPA of at least 4.0 on a 5.0 scale, 8.0 on a 10.0 scale or equivalent.
The award recipients will receive a cash prize of INR 1 lakh. Remember it is not a scholarship, butÂ one time reward. And the good part is you get a lot of publicity. See the 9 award recipients in 2009 and 16 in 2008.
Applicants need to submit a detailed resume and 2 essays on given topics (from a choice of four).Â Apply online now. Applications close 31 October 2009. You could win the next Google India Women in Engineering Award.