Last year, Google announced the inception of a joint scholarship effort between itself and the Associated Press, known now as the AP-Google Journalism & Technology Scholarship. Recently, the inaugural award recipients were announced on Google’s blog. Each student will receive $20,000 to study in areas related to journalism, media technology and computer science. The award recipients are:
1. Emily Eggleston, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, for studying journalism and geography.
2. Reginald James, an undergraduate at the University of California in Berkeley for studying political science with a focus on African American studies.
3. Katie Zhu, an undergraduate at Northwestern University, for pursuing a degree in computer science and journalism.
4. Rebecca Rolfe, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, for studying digital media.
5. Kevin Schaul, an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, for pursuing a degree in journalism and computer science.
6. John Osborn, a graduate student at the University of California in Berkeley, for studying journalism.
These six students are on the forefront of new media and journalism technologies, working to develop more accurate and advanced ways to communicate and collaborate globally. These goals pinpoint those of Google, the Associated Press and its partner the Online News Association, which all hope to aid and inspire young minds in these fields.