University of Michigan-Flint student, Miyako Jones, is one of 18 students in the country to receive a $10,000 academic scholarship through Google and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
Besides the scholarship, Jones has been invited to an all-expenses paid trip to the Google Headquarters in California in 2010. While at the Googleplex she’ll have the opportunity to meet the other recipients and attend technical talks and professional development workshops, as well as explore the San Francisco Bay area
The annual Google-UNCF scholarship is awarded to a group of African-American students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science or computer engineering.
The program offers “last dollar” scholarships based on unmet financial need..
The program aims to encourage students to become role models and leaders and attract more African-American students to the fields of science and technology.
According to the Google Student Blog, U-M-Ann Arbor student Nancy Douyon, also received the scholarship.