Three students awarded 2022 Generation Google Scholarships for Women in Computer Science

Three women from Ashesi have been named among 36 who have received 2022 Generation Google Scholarships for Women in Computer Science in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Farida Eleshin ’22, Abigail Tetteh ’24, and Mercy Chimezie ’24 were three of five from Ghana to have been awarded the scholarship. Farida, who graduated from Ashesi this year, will be applying the scholarship award to her graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University. The other two recipients were from the University of Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

“These students have demonstrated a passion for technology and academic excellence and have proven themselves as exceptional leaders and role models,” read Google’s announcement. “They will join a community of over 2,800 Google scholarship recipients. We can’t wait to see how these students continue to shape the future of computer science, gaming, and technology.”

The Generation Google Scholarship helps aspiring women in computer science to excel in technology and become leaders in the field. It is awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership, and academic background. Recipients for this year represent some 33 universities, with 11 from Africa and Ashesi being the most represented.

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