Google scholarship to benefit computer science students – MARCH 15 DEADLINE

Based on the results of a 2011 survey from Universum, a consulting firm, Google is considered to be the world’s most attractive employer among young professionals. Now, a new scholarship from Google will help increase veterans’ chances of working for the technology company. For students of faith, this award can also help them reduce the cost of attending a Christian university.

The Google Student Veterans of America (SVA) Scholarship is made possible through a partnership with the company and the SVA, a nonprofit organization, according to The Official Google Blog. Former service members who wish to pursue a degree in computer science or related fields during the 2012-2013 school year can benefit from this award.

Interested veterans have until March 15, 2012 to apply for the scholarship. Those who are selected to receive the award will also have an opportunity to participate in an all-expenses-paid scholars’ retreat at the Googleplex in California this summer.

To date, Google has offered more than $8.8 million in financial assistance to students since the company first started offering scholarships in 2004.

Many Christian colleges and universities provide programs that can prepare students for careers involving computers. For instance, Colorado Christian Global Online offers a Bachelor of Science in information systems management, according to the institution’s website.

Explore Information Technology degrees at the following military friendly schools:

Colorado Christian University

Mid-America Christian University

Dallas Baptist University

Regent University