We're pleased to announce the winners of the second annual European Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. This scholarship gives recognition to 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. It aims to help break barriers that keep students with disabilities from entering computing and encourages them to excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders in creating technology.

Scholarships will be granted for the 2011-2012 academic year, and recipients will be invited to attend an all-expenses-paid retreat at Google’s Engineering Center in Zurich in June 2011. The retreat includes workshops with a series of speakers, panels, breakout sessions and social activities.

This year we received almost double the amount of applications compared to 2010 and have increased the number of scholars from seven to 10.

Congratulations to our scholars!

Aurora Constantin, The University Of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Celine Moret, University Of Geneva, Switzerland
Lewis McLean, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Max Hinne, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Nicolas Bellm, Heidelberg University, Germany
Peter Gatens, University Of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Peter Weller, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Polina Proutskova Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom
Sophie Kershaw, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Thomas Hennigan, University Of Southampton, United Kingdom

For complete details, see www.google.com/studentswithdisabilities-europe. To learn more about scholarships, grants and other opportunities for students in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, visit www.google.com/university/emea.

Posted by Jenny McColl, Univeristy Programs Specialist, EMEA