Google Pay It Forward Challenge

At Google, we value diversity and inclusion and we support individuals who do the same. The Google Staffing Programs team is celebrating diversity and honoring Black History Month by hosting our annual Pay It Forward Challege. This year, we are inviting US-based undergraduate and graduate students to showcase how they have positively impacted the Black community

 Challenge Overview

In honor of Black History Month, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to showcase how they have positively impacted and influenced their local communities within the US. In particular, we’re seeking leaders whose work has demonstrated a commitment to expanding access and opportunities for the Black community.  We’re seeking students that have organized service or philanthropic support to their community. Examples may include volunteering at an after school program, fundraising for an initiative or starting a community project.

Before entering, please read the guidelines below and the FAQ. We look forward to seeing your submission!


How to Enter



Individuals who:




Judging Process & Criteria 

Submissions will be judged by a team of Googlers on the following criteria: 


What if I am selected?

Selected individuals will be announced by the end of March and if selected, students:


Key Dates


Questions? Email 



February, 07 2017  - March, 10 2017 11:59PM PST


United States