Are you a current senior in high school interested in studying computer science at university?
What’s the difference?:
Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is 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.
The Generation Google Scholarship for high school seniors 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 CSSI in the summer of 2015.
Where?: This year, we will offer two types of sessions at CSSI: day-camp and residential. Our day camps will take place in Chicago, IL, Mountain View, CA, and New York City, NY. Our residential camps will take place in Cambridge, MA and Seattle, WA. To learn more, please visit our website.
When?: The Cambridge, Mountain View and Seattle sessions will be held July 13th – July 31st 2015, and Chicago and New York will be held July 20th – August 7th 2015.
Why?: Google is committed to increasing the enrollment and retention of students in the field of computer science. These programs offer both an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun experience as well as a financial opportunity that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Students 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. It aims to expose these students to key programming concepts, create a network of like-minded individuals for them (at a formidable time in their young careers) as well as empower them to tackle the challenging problems in CS by creating a safe, comfortable environment to learn, play, break and build.
Who?: 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.
How to apply: Please visit (www.google.com/students/cssi or GG page) for more information and to apply. The application deadline is March 5th, 2015. Final decisions will be announced in early May at the latest.
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Posted by Sarah Henderson, Student Development Team