Google India Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship

Google for Education launched Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing their degree in computer science, computer engineering from any College/University located in India. The scholarship is named in the honor of Late Venkat Panchapakesan – a former VP of Google Inc., who tragically passed way after a short battle with cancer. The candidates who get selected for the Google India Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship will also receive a financial award and other opportunities. Venkat Panchapakesan was a highly adored engineer of Google who during his short span of career led the engineering faculty of YouTube and also touched the heart and minds of his colleagues, friends, and families by his generous, humble and ever-optimistic nature.

Benefits of the Google India Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship:

  1. The Google will pay 750 USD for the Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship which will be spent on tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the candidates’ classes at their primary university.
  2. The recipients of the scholarship will also be awarded a grant of 225 USD towards developing the local community in areas of computer science, upon submitting a proposal.
  3. The selected student will also get an opportunity to visit YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, USA

Required Eligibility and Conditions for Google India Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship:

  1. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related technical field.
  2. Applicant should be enrolled as undergraduate or graduate student in any Indian college/university for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic year
  3. Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship is a one-time scholarship and past recipients of any Google scholarship are not eligible to apply
  4. Any employee of Google Inc. including its affiliates and subsidiaries are not eligible to apply for Google scholarships

Application Procedure:

  1. The candidates after ensuring their eligibility are required to send the application form
  2. Click on the link and you will be directed to online scholarship application form
  3. The scholarship application form besides containing Personal and Academic details also contains space for writing essays and uploading video &CV
  4. An applicant has to write 300 words essays describing in brief:
  • 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
  1. An applicant also has to describe in 250 words what adversity have you faced, and how did it impact your career? Also, explain the steps you have taken to overcome it.
  2. The scholarship application requires a short video (about 1 minute) narrating why you would like to receive this scholarship. The same video also has to be uploaded to YouTube and the link has to be shared in the application
  3. Finally, an applicant has to submit his CV describing his experience, area of expertise and his leadership qualities & two letters of recommendation from your faculty or supervisors at your workplace
  4. The last page of application contains few Yes/No questions that must be answered before submitting the application
  5. Please Note: The selection of Venkat Panchapakesan Scholars will be done on the basis of the overall strength of their essays and application material compared to the entire pool of applicant. Hence essays and application should be written with utmost care and expertise.

Contact Details:

  1. The applicant can contact to following Email address for more information:
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References & Details:

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