Venkat was a much loved and highly respected engineer whose career took him to YouTube, Google, and Yahoo, among other notable companies. He tragically passed away too young, after a battle with cancer. During his short time he deeply touched the hearts and minds of his friends, family and colleagues. He taught us to be generous, humble, ever-optimistic and to always find the best in people.
Are you an ever-optimistic person who believes we can make the world a more sustainable place? Are you passionate about the field of computer science and engineering? Are you already using computer science to develop solutions for some of the challenges, or opportunities, that you see around you?
If yes, we invite you to apply for the Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship. Selected students will receive a financial award of 750 USD towards tuition and education related expenses, and will be invited to visit the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, USA. Selected students will also have an opportunity to submit a proposal, and potentially receive a funding of up to 225 USD to spend on growing computer science in the local community.
University or Organization: Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship Department: NA
- Course Level: undergraduate or graduate
- Award: Given Below
- Access Mode: Online
- Number of Awards: NA
- Nationality: International Students or Any
- Field: Any
- Language: English
- Eligible Countries: International Students or Any
- Acceptable Course or Subjects: Available for undergraduate or graduate program at the university.
- Admissible Criteria: NA
How to apply
The required documents details are provided in the confidential Links of the University or Organization.
- Submit an essay (300 words maximum) to tell us about the following:
- How do you plan to use computer science to make the world a more sustainable place?
- If you receive this scholarship, how will you use it to advance your passion and the goals of this scholarship?
- Submit an essay (250 words maximum) to tell us about the following:
- What adversity have you faced, and how did it impact your career? Please explain the steps you took to overcome it.
- Submit a video (1-minute maximum) telling us why you would like to receive this scholarship. Please upload it on YouTube and share the link in the application.
- Submit your resume/CV. Be sure to include your experience in the area of computer science, as well as your leadership experiences and the impact you have created.
- Submit two letters of recommendation. They can be from your faculty or supervisors at your workplace (internship, part-time job, full-time job).
- Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a college/university in India, for the current academic year
- Be currently pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related technical field
Note: The Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship is a one-time scholarship. While past applicants are encouraged to reapply, unfortunately, past recipients of any Google scholarship, including the Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship, are not eligible to apply.
Student must have good command of written and spoken English.
- Selected students will receive a financial award of 750 USD towards tuition and education related expenses
- and will be invited to visit the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, USA.
- Selected students will also have an opportunity to submit a proposal, and potentially receive a funding of up to 225 USD to spend on growing computer science in the local community.
The application deadline August 29, 2019.