Google and Lime Connect Announce Winners of 2013 Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

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Sixteen university students awarded $10,000 each, the annual Google Scholars Retreat in New York City and internship consideration via annual Google Lime Scholarship

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“I had a fantastic time at the Scholars Retreat - meeting programming legends, working on the hack-a-thon and developing friendships with other students who are just like me - thank you for a great experience, and a great scholarship!”

Google is proud to partner with Lime Connect since 2008, 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. We are pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2013 Google Lime Scholarship:

Vaibhav Agarwal, University of Southern California
Philip Asare, University of Virginia
Lizz Bartos, Northwestern University
Patrick Berens, Cornell University
Laura D'Aquila, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eric Gustafson, University of California-Davis
Zane Hintzman, Carnegie Mellon University
Namit Katariya, Carnegie Mellon University
Lisa Kelly, Michigan State University
Jenna Raderstrong, University of Colorado at Boulder
Jeremy Rand, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Bradley Sturt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jimmy Tobin, Stanford University
Adrian Trejo, Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Vitousek, University of Colorado at Boulder
Leslie Wu, Stanford University

Scholarships are awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science - $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs). Applicants are undergraduate, masters or PhD candidates pursuing Computer Science or Computer Engineering degrees, or degrees in a closely related field; currently enrolled at a university in the US or Canada; and continuing studies in the following academic year (international students are eligible).

A student with an obvious or non-obvious disability is 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. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applications for the 2014 Google Lime Scholarship will launch in September 2013. Interested candidates should register as members of The Lime Network to be notified at that time.

High potential students, and alumni, with disabilities who are not a match for this particular opportunity are encouraged to join The Lime Network - an exclusive online community that provides access to professional development webinars as well as notification of additional scholarships, The Lime Connect Fellowship Program, internship and full time career opportunities with corporate partners and “The Lowercase d” blog.

About Lime Connect:
Lime Connect is leading the way as the premier resource for top talent in the disability space by attracting, preparing and connecting highly accomplished individuals with disabilities for careers with the world’s leading corporations. Our goal is to break stereotypes and lead all companies to realize the importance, and value, of employing people with disabilities at every level of education, talent and ability.

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