This endowment was established in 2008 by employees of Google to help financially needy students in Computer Science & Engineering fund the cost of attending the University of Washington. The gifts of these individuals were leveraged by the UW Students First initiative which provided a 50% match along with corporate matching from Google.

The mission of Google is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google is recognized as the world's largest search engine--an easy-to-use free service that returns relevant results in a fraction of a second.

The individuals, both alumni and friends, who funded this endowment value their own education and the opportunity to support undergraduate and graduate students with resources to attain a degree in computer science & engineering was compelling.

This scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients.

This scholarship is available only to those students currently enrolled as a Computer Science or Computer Engineering major here at the University of Washington.