Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2015 – The Winners!

27 May 2015

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2015. The scholarship programme was first launched in the US and Canada in 2009,  and successfully expanded in to Europe in 2010. As part of its ongoing commitment to advancing computing and technology, Google partners with EmployAbility to provide scholarships to talented disabled students to help them excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders.

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Please join us in congratulating the ten scholars below:

  • Alexandra Tzilivaki, University of Crete, Greece and IMBB FORTH
  • Benno Ommerborn, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Anna Kuosmanen, University in Helsinki, Finland
  • Daniel Hershcovich, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Tania Bailoni, University of Trento, Italy
  • Yael Hirshovitz-Shieber, Amsterdam University College, Netherlands
  • Hrayr Harutyunyan, Yerevan State University, Armenia
  • Rachael Botham, University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • Robin Thompson, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • Cătălina Mărănduc, Al. I. Cuza University, Romania

Each scholar will receive 7,000 Euros to help them with their studies for the 2015/2016 academic year. All scholars have been selected based on their passion for computer science, academic achievement, leadership, and technical accomplishments. For queries about the 2016 scholarships, please get in touch with us at googlescholarship@employ-ability.org.uk

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I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you as well. I think its been incredibly tough for me to deal with learning that I have dyslexia and navigating what this means for me in terms of my career and it has at times really affected my confidence but I am really grateful to you and Employability because its nice to know people care about people like myself.

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