The 2016 Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

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An exciting opportunity for university students pursuing degrees in computer science, computer engineering and closely related fields, The Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities provides US$10,000 or US$5,000, internship consideration and a Scholars Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View. Deadline to apply: December 6, 2015.

2015 Google Scholars Retreat

The Google Scholar’s Retreat excited me about the company, and by the end of an awesome few days I knew I wanted to come back to Google as an intern the following summer. I did - twice - and will return full time upon graduation next summer!

Access to knowledge is our thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we don't want anything to stand in the way. That's why Google is proud to support the work of Lime Connect since 2008. 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 2016 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in Summer, 2016. 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 - $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).

Eligibility Requirements:
2016 Scholarship Applicants must match the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate, graduate or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply); and also
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full time student at a university in the U.S. or Canada in the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load)
  • Maintaining a strong academic performance
  • A student with a visible or invisible disability (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
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology
  • Previous Google Lime Scholars are unfortunately not able to be considered
  • This scholarship is not open to high school students

For more information, and to apply, go to Application deadline is Midnight PST on Sunday, December 6, 2015.    

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 scholarships, The Lime Connect Fellowship Program and internship and full time career opportunities.

Lime Connect is a not for profit organization that is rebranding disability through achievement. The organization’s focus is to attract, prepare and connect high potential university students and alumni for scholarships, a Fellowship Program and internships and full time careers with their corporate partners – showcasing the vast strengths and benefits that are found in disabilities and providing candidates who happen to have disabilities the confidence to realize their dreams.

For more information on Lime Connect, visit

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