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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
  
===About Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship===
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===About Venkat===
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Google offers a financial award of 750 USD towards tuition and education related expenses, and will be invited to visit the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, USA.
 
Every year Google offers the Venkat Memorial Scholarship to 6 students from India pursuing Computer Science or a closely related field.
 
Every year Google offers the Venkat Memorial Scholarship to 6 students from India pursuing Computer Science or a closely related field.
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[https://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/scholarships/venkat-panchapakesan-memorial-scholarship/#!?detail-content-tabby_activeEl=detail-overview-content Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship]
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====At silicone valley, you can:====
  
===Who is Venkat Panchapakesan?===
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Duration:- one week of which 3 days of scheduled event.
Venkat was a much loved and highly respected engineer whose career took him to YouTube, Google and Yahoo, among other notable companies. He tragically passed away, too young, after a battle with cancer. During his short time he deeply touched the hearts and minds of his friends, family and colleagues. He taught us to be generous, humble, ever-optimistic and to always find the best in people.
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In memory of late Venkat Panchapakesan, Google is offering scholarships to outstanding students pursuing Computer Science and related fields.
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1. Visit Youtube headquarters
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2. Visit Google office and interact with members of community
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3. Visit Stanford Campus
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4. Android park visit
  
 
===Reward===
 
===Reward===
Selected students will receive
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Selected students will receive a financial award of 750 USD towards tuition and education related expenses, and will be invited to visit the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, USA. Selected students will also have an opportunity to submit a proposal, and potentially receive a funding of up to 225 USD to spend on growing computer science in the local community.
#A financial award of 750 USD towards tuition and education related expenses
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#An invitation to visit the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, USA.
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===Eligibility===
#An opportunity to submit a proposal, and potentially receive a funding of up to 225 USD to spend on growing computer science in the local community.
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Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a college/university in India, for the 2017-­18 and 2018­-19 academic year
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Be currently pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related technical field
 
   
 
   
===Eligibility===
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==Application==
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
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#Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a college/university in India, for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic year
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===Application Process===
#Be currently pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related technical field
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To complete the application, you will require the following
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General information about you.
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1. The first question is the Essay question 1.
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Take a look at the guidance email in our wiki page on this topic if you need clarifications.
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Make sure the word limit is within or maximum 300 words.
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2. The second question is Essay question 2.
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Narrate a personal adversity that you have faced in life and the steps on how you overcame the same.
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Refer the guidance email on this topic in our wiki.
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Again, keep an eye on the world limit. Keep it under or maximum 250 words.
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3. The third question is the video.
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The time limit of the video is 1 minute.
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You need to upload the video on youtube and provide the link in the application form.
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If you want your video to be viewed by only the people with the link, make the video unlisted.
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How to make your video unlisted? (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/157177?hl=en)
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4. Resume
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You will need to upload a .pdf of your resume to Google drive. Please name the file with your full name and make sure you share it with "anyone with the link".
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For instructions on how to upload and share your files to "anyone with the link"  look at the links below:
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(1) http://goo.gl/9XYxI
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(2) http://goo.gl/XmcAH8
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5. LoRs
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Please ask your recommenders to email the letters (pdf format) to venkatmemorialscholarship@google.com.
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They should list your full name in the subject line in the following format "Reco letter for <your full name>".
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There are 2 LoRs needed for the application from your professors, teachers, HoDs or mentors.
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===Application Form===
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Apply [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgH-ZuKNz1QjbaKzbHl4fIjmlZ0L2bZf3-laQq39vHR86W4A/viewform here]
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===Timeline===
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| Scholarship Application Opens
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| August 1, 2019
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| Scholarship Application Deadline
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| August 29th, 2019, 11:59 PM IST
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===Who are we looking for?===
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===Selection Criteria===
Google is specifically looking for university students who:
 
 
*Aspire to be computer scientists and technology leaders
 
*Aspire to be computer scientists and technology leaders
 
*Exemplify leadership skills and a demonstrated passion for computer science and technology
 
*Exemplify leadership skills and a demonstrated passion for computer science and technology
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*Have faced adversity and overcome it to continue learning and growing in the field of computer science
 
*Have faced adversity and overcome it to continue learning and growing in the field of computer science
  
===Application Process===
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==Guidance==
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Rethink focusses on Advocacy and Guidance on approaching these opportunities. Our primary channel for providing guidance is our Guidance Wiki. This wiki details application approach, application resources (such as copy of the application form, checklist and walkthroughs), and useful references. Aside from the guidance wiki, we have a peer-learning community for students applying to Venkat. This is a telegram group where students can discuss queries and concerns they have and also interact with fellow applicants and previous winners. To join the Learning Community, you are required to install ''Telegram'' on your phone and message our '''Rethinkbot'''. You can find this bot by searching for ''Rethinkbot'' on Telegram.
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If you would like to know more about our Guidance Framework and receive specific guidance on putting in an application form, checkout our Guidance wiki for more details: [[VP 2018 Guidance]]
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==Support==
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You may reach us at '''volunteers@rethinkfoundation.in''' for guidance.
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'''''Disclaimer''''': ''Google is the official authority hosting this opportunity and '''NOT''' Rethink. Should you wish to reach the venkat team directly, please write to them in their support email listed in References section below''
  
#Write an essay (300 words maximum) to tell us about the following:
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==References==
##How do you plan to use computer science to make the world a more sustainable place?
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#[https://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/scholarships/venkat-panchapakesan-memorial-scholarship/#!?detail-content-tabby_activeEl=detail-overview-content Website]
##If you receive this scholarship, how will you use it to advance your passion and the goals of this scholarship?
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#'''Official Support email: venkatmemorialscholarship@google.com'''
#Write an essay (250 words maximum) to tell us about the following: What adversity have you faced, and how did it impact your career? Please explain the steps you took to overcome it.
 
#Submit a video (1 minute maximum) telling us why you would like to receive this scholarship. Please upload it to YouTube and share the link in the application.
 
#Submit your resume/CV. Be sure to include your experience in the area of computer science, as well as your leadership experiences and the impact you have created.
 
#Submit 2 letters of recommendation. They can be from your faculty or supervisors at your workplace (internship, part-time job, full-time job).
 
  
====Application deadline====
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==Previous Winners==
Apply [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejgPQw20D3QpRYWVSX2ougC12NSeLFHdxlGkaAMVlg5bX0qA/viewform here] by Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm IST
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You may locate our interviews with Previous Winners by googling for "Rethink Youtube Venkat <scholar's name>". To know whether we have an interview with a scholar done, check the table below.
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{| class="wikitable"
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|+ class="nowrap" | 2018 Cohort
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! scope="col" | College
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! scope="col" | Hometown
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|-
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! scope="row" | Ashik Hameed
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| NIT, Calicut || Calicut
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|-
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! scope="row" | Sreeja Kamishetty
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| IIIT, Hyderabad || --
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|-
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! scope="row" | Saloni Garg
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|The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Rajasthan || Rajasthan
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|-
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! scope="row" | Akshyta Katyal
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| IIIT Delhi || Delhi
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|-
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! scope="row" | Rimjhim Bhadani
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| Institute Of Engineering and Management, Kolkata || Kolkata
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|-
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! scope="row" | Anamika Chhabra
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| IIT, Ropar || --
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==Application Walktrough==
 
  
You may read our Application Walkthrough [https://medium.com/rethinkcommunity/application-walkthrough-google-venkat-memorial-scholarship-837dc8071e41 here]
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{| class="wikitable"
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|+ class="nowrap" | 2017 Cohort
==Resources==
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#[https://medium.com/rethinkcommunity/generic-application-tips-tricks-719745d4c1d1 Generic Application Tips and Tricks]
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#[https://medium.com/rethinkcommunity/guide-to-creating-resume-ab4547b52032 Guide to Creating a Resume]
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! scope="col" | College
#[https://medium.com/rethinkcommunity/merging-university-transcripts-280f100810f0 Organising your University Transcripts]
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! scope="col" | Hometown
#[https://medium.com/@aryamurali/selecting-your-recommenders-74d9fdec7f57 Selecting your Recommenders]
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! scope="col" | Interview Status
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! scope="row" | Felix Josemon
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| Government Engineering College, Thrissur || Thrissur, Kerala || Done
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! scope="row" | Sriparna Ghosh
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| Dayananda Sagar College Of Engineering, Bangalore || Kolkata || Done
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|-
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! scope="row" | Saumya Suvarna
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|Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu || Mumbai ||
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|-
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! scope="row" | Baani Leen Kaur Jolly
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| Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi || Delhi ||
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! scope="row" | Nikita Sivakumar
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| NIT Tiruchirappalli,Tamil Nadu || Tamil Nadu ||
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! scope="row" | Rohan Saxena
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| BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus || Goa || Done
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|}
  
==Previous Winners==
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{| class="wikitable"
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|+ class="nowrap" | 2016 Cohort
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! scope="col" | College
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! scope="col" | Hometown
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! scope="row" | Prince Raju
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| M A College of Engineering, Kerala || Ernakulam
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|-
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! scope="row" | Aditi Mithal
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| Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi || Delhi
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|-
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! scope="row" | Shivam Kumar
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|Jadavpur University, Kolkata || Kolkata
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|-
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! scope="row" | Sidak Pal Singh
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| IIT Roorkee || Ludhiyana, Punjab
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|-
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! scope="row" | Chodisetty Lakshmi Sirisha
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| International Institute od Information Technology, Bangalore || Hyderabad
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|-
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! scope="row" | Bhavana Jain
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| IIT, Hyderabad || --
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Latest revision as of 04:27, 16 August 2019

Editor's Rating Good.png 
Notes: To be able to receive a scholarship from Google and to visit the Youtube Headquarters while in college is phenomenal. Do not look left or right, jump straight in and give it a shot.


Introduction

About Venkat

Google offers a financial award of 750 USD towards tuition and education related expenses, and will be invited to visit the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, USA. Every year Google offers the Venkat Memorial Scholarship to 6 students from India pursuing Computer Science or a closely related field. Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship

At silicone valley, you can:

Duration:- one week of which 3 days of scheduled event.

1. Visit Youtube headquarters 2. Visit Google office and interact with members of community 3. Visit Stanford Campus 4. Android park visit

Reward

Selected students will receive a financial award of 750 USD towards tuition and education related expenses, and will be invited to visit the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, USA. Selected students will also have an opportunity to submit a proposal, and potentially receive a funding of up to 225 USD to spend on growing computer science in the local community.

Eligibility

Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a college/university in India, for the 2017-­18 and 2018­-19 academic year

Be currently pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related technical field

Application

Application Process

To complete the application, you will require the following

General information about you.

1. The first question is the Essay question 1.

Take a look at the guidance email in our wiki page on this topic if you need clarifications. Make sure the word limit is within or maximum 300 words.

2. The second question is Essay question 2.

Narrate a personal adversity that you have faced in life and the steps on how you overcame the same. Refer the guidance email on this topic in our wiki. Again, keep an eye on the world limit. Keep it under or maximum 250 words.

3. The third question is the video.

The time limit of the video is 1 minute. You need to upload the video on youtube and provide the link in the application form. If you want your video to be viewed by only the people with the link, make the video unlisted. How to make your video unlisted? (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/157177?hl=en)

4. Resume

You will need to upload a .pdf of your resume to Google drive. Please name the file with your full name and make sure you share it with "anyone with the link". For instructions on how to upload and share your files to "anyone with the link" look at the links below:

(1) http://goo.gl/9XYxI (2) http://goo.gl/XmcAH8

5. LoRs

Please ask your recommenders to email the letters (pdf format) to venkatmemorialscholarship@google.com. They should list your full name in the subject line in the following format "Reco letter for <your full name>". There are 2 LoRs needed for the application from your professors, teachers, HoDs or mentors.

Application Form

Apply here

Timeline

Event Date
Scholarship Application Opens August 1, 2019
Scholarship Application Deadline August 29th, 2019, 11:59 PM IST

Selection Criteria

  • Aspire to be computer scientists and technology leaders
  • Exemplify leadership skills and a demonstrated passion for computer science and technology
  • Assist those around them to excel in the field of computer science and technology
  • Help their friends and family members use computer science and technology
  • Leverage the field of computer science to transform systems (from building the next game changing technology, to even helping families be happy, etc.)
  • Have faced adversity and overcome it to continue learning and growing in the field of computer science

Guidance

Rethink focusses on Advocacy and Guidance on approaching these opportunities. Our primary channel for providing guidance is our Guidance Wiki. This wiki details application approach, application resources (such as copy of the application form, checklist and walkthroughs), and useful references. Aside from the guidance wiki, we have a peer-learning community for students applying to Venkat. This is a telegram group where students can discuss queries and concerns they have and also interact with fellow applicants and previous winners. To join the Learning Community, you are required to install Telegram on your phone and message our Rethinkbot. You can find this bot by searching for Rethinkbot on Telegram.

If you would like to know more about our Guidance Framework and receive specific guidance on putting in an application form, checkout our Guidance wiki for more details: VP 2018 Guidance

Support

You may reach us at volunteers@rethinkfoundation.in for guidance. Disclaimer: Google is the official authority hosting this opportunity and NOT Rethink. Should you wish to reach the venkat team directly, please write to them in their support email listed in References section below

References

  1. Website
  2. Official Support email: venkatmemorialscholarship@google.com

Previous Winners

You may locate our interviews with Previous Winners by googling for "Rethink Youtube Venkat <scholar's name>". To know whether we have an interview with a scholar done, check the table below.

2018 Cohort
College Hometown
Ashik Hameed NIT, Calicut Calicut
Sreeja Kamishetty IIIT, Hyderabad --
Saloni Garg The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Rajasthan Rajasthan
Akshyta Katyal IIIT Delhi Delhi
Rimjhim Bhadani Institute Of Engineering and Management, Kolkata Kolkata
Anamika Chhabra IIT, Ropar --


2017 Cohort
College Hometown Interview Status
Felix Josemon Government Engineering College, Thrissur Thrissur, Kerala Done
Sriparna Ghosh Dayananda Sagar College Of Engineering, Bangalore Kolkata Done
Saumya Suvarna Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu Mumbai
Baani Leen Kaur Jolly Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi Delhi
Nikita Sivakumar NIT Tiruchirappalli,Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu
Rohan Saxena BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus Goa Done
2016 Cohort
College Hometown
Prince Raju M A College of Engineering, Kerala Ernakulam
Aditi Mithal Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi Delhi
Shivam Kumar Jadavpur University, Kolkata Kolkata
Sidak Pal Singh IIT Roorkee Ludhiyana, Punjab
Chodisetty Lakshmi Sirisha International Institute od Information Technology, Bangalore Hyderabad
Bhavana Jain IIT, Hyderabad --