Google SVA Scholarship for Student Veterans

Eight (8) scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to student veterans pursuing a degree in the field of computer science (as noted below). Scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend Google's Summer Annual Scholars' Retreat. The Scholars' Retreat provides an important networking opportunity for top students from all over the United States and Canada to meet with each other and with Google engineers in a personable, fun environment. 


  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four-year university for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-­time student at a university in the United States for the 2018-­2019 academic year
  • Maintain strong academic performance
  • Be pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field*
  • Be a current student veteran (includes members of the National Guard or Reserve), as proven by a DD-214 and transcript, OR be 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 in good standing with your unit, and transcript
  • Have received an honorable discharge, or currently be in good standing with his/her branch of service
  • *Related Technical Fields may include:
  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (with a heavy computer science course load)
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Applied Networking
  • Systems administration
  • (*Related Technical Fields do not include: Civil, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering) 

Application Deadline: November

Year at Time of Application: 
First-Year Student, Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Beyond, Grad Student
Duration of Award: 
None (Award Only)
Direct Submission
Area of Interest: 
Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science
Earliest Application Deadline: 
Sept. – Dec.
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