Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship

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Venkat Panchapakesan Memorial Scholarship (by Google)

Application Link: here

Deadline: May 26, 2017 (11:59 PM)

Who is Venkat Panchapakesan? 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. In memory of late Venkat Panchapakesan, Google is offering scholarships to outstanding students pursuing Computer Science and related fields.

Selected students will receive: A financial award of 750 USD towards tuition and education related expenses An invitation to visit the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, USA. 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.

Previous Winners

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Application Essay and Documents 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


Essay Question 1 (300 words maximum): How do you plan to use computer science to make the world a more sustainable place? If you receive this scholarship, how will you use it to advance your passion and the goals of this scholarship?

Essay Question 2 (250 words maximum): What adversity have you faced, and how did it impact your career? Please exemplify the steps you took to overcome.

Submit a video (1 minute maximum) telling us why you would like to receive this scholarship. Please upload it on YouTube and share the link below. If you prefer your video to by viewable by only those with the link to the video, you may make it unlisted. Please see this link for more details: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/157177?hl=en

  • 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. *

Please ensure that you name the file with your Full name and that you have set the sharing settings to "anyone with the link”

Letters of Recommendation 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>" .It is your responsibility to ensure we receive the letters by the application deadline.

Details of recommender 1 Provide full name, designation, organization, email ID, phone Details of recommender 2 Provide full name, designation, organization, email ID, phone Sample Answers

How do you plan to use computer science to make the world a more sustainable place?

Sustainability is the ability to be maintain resources at a certain rate or level - deals with avoidance of the depletion of resources and efficient use of resources.

These are the 3 types of sustainability People - social sustainability activities focus on maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with employees, customers and the community. These activities often have benefits in terms of positive profile and customer and community support. Planet - environmental sustainability activities focus on the potential impact of resource usage, hazardous substances, waste and emissions on the physical environment. These activities may have a direct cost benefit for a business. Profit - economic sustainability activities focus on business growth, efficiency and productivity

Your answer must brief about how technology can be used to make the use of resources more efficient.

Example: ask skg

Your answer must also speak about how “computer science” specifically can help in:

Reducing Human Effort Increasing Human Output Minimising Human Suffering Increasing Human Happiness

Also checkout Google’s Sustainability approach here. It would be good to align your answer towards Google’s goals.

If you receive this scholarship, how will you use it to advance your passion and the goals of this scholarship? Talk about your goal Why this goal? What will be the impact you will be able to create if you achieve this? How does getting this scholarship help you in pursuing the goal?

Essay Question 2 (250 words maximum): What adversity have you faced, and how did it impact your career? Please exemplify the steps you took to overcome. What problems have you faced in life? How badly did the issue affect your life/career? How did you find a solution to it? How did you implement that solution in your everyday life? Has this impacted your life and changed it for the good? How?

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