Google Announcing European Scholarship for Students with Disabilities awardees

Creating products, applications and services which benefit millions of users means looking at the world from a variety of perspectives. Envisioning and realizing the next generation of technology requires a diverse pool of creative and motivated engineers from all backgrounds. To that end, we’re very pleased to announce the winners of our first annual European Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. This scholarship recognizes outstanding scientific contributions from students with disabilities who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science at a university in the European Union, Switzerland or Israel.

Scholarships will be granted for the 2010–2011 academic year, and recipients will be invited to attend an all-expenses-paid retreat at the Googleplex in Zurich in June 2010.

Congratulations to our scholars!

Andrei George Petraru, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania
Conrad Hochberg, Technische Universität München, Germany
Dave Todd, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Fabio De Dominicis, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Igor Gonopolskiy, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Jordi Sanchez-Riera, INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, France
Wanda Diaz-Merced, University of Glasgow, Scotland

For complete details, see To learn more about scholarships, grants and other opportunities for students in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, visit

Posted by Eleanor Mulligan