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Google Lime Scholarship Program

Applications are open - apply by midnight PST on Sunday, December 4th

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 2017 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2017. 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:

2017 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 2017-2018 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.

Please note: scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full time students for the 2017-2018 academic year. Enrollment will be verified after the winners are selected, and all scholarship payments will be made directly to the student to be used towards tuition and education-related expenses. We will withhold the award for any scholar who no longer meets the eligibility requirements and revoke the award for any scholar who does not maintain the eligibility requirements. Recipients may defer their award for up to one (1) year from the time of originally planned payment on a case by case basis as determined by Google. 

How to apply:

Applications for the 2017 scholarship are open!  To apply, log into, or join, The Lime Network​.  There, you'll find the link to our online application system where you will provide:

  • Contact, education and experience information
  • Current resume & unoffficial transcripts
  • Three essays - this is your opportunity to show us your passion for computer science
  • Two recommendation letters from a professor, adviser or supervisor


Read a Google Student blog profile of 2013 Google Lime Scholar
Laura D'Aquila (MIT '15) here!


Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Google Lime Scholarship!

Vibhanshu Bhardwaj, University Of Waterloo
Emily Heffernan, Queen's University
Tia Holmes, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Uma Krishnan, University of California-Berkeley
Sarah Lim, Northwestern University
Emily Lovell, University of California-Santa Cruz
Arslan Memon, Southern Methodist University
Daniel Milstein, Brown University
Juan Pinzon, University of California-Berkeley
Aaswad Satpute, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Kartik Sawhney, Stanford University
Tori Seidenstein, Cornell University
Felanice Yancy, Missouri Science & Technology

Read 2012 Google Lime Scholar
Bryan Moore's story here!


Not a match? Register on this site with The Lime Network, or join Friends of The Lime Network, and we'll notify you when the applications for other scholarships launch!

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