Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship
Individual applicants can apply.
Opens Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM (PST)
Deadline Mar 31 2021 11:59 PM (PDT)
Description

                                   

Founded in 1989 as the first Microsoft-sponsored employee resource group, Blacks@Microsoft (BAM) is dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees and encouraging students to pursue a career in technology. This year, BAM will award 27 scholarships with a total value of $175,000:

  • 4, $20,000 scholarships distributed over 4 years ($5,000 per year, renewable)
  • 8, $10,000 scholarships distributed over 2 years ($5,000 per year, renewable)
  • 15, $1,000 scholarships

Funding will go directly to the student's academic institution to cover tuition and fees. 

Requirements 

To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must: 

  • Be a U.S.-based high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian).  
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the U.S. in the fall immediately following your high-school graduation.  
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).  
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.  
  • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.  
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.  
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.

How to Apply 

To apply for a BAM Scholarship, submit your application online by March 31, 2021 with the following items: 

  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a faculty or staff member at your school. Letters of recommendation should be original and should not be duplicates of college recommendation letters. (Letters must be on letterhead.) If you request a letter to be uploaded by your recommender, please ensure they have done so by the deadline (March 31, 2021). All materials must be received by the deadline.
  • Résumé. Your résumé should include the following information:
    • Extracurricular activities (school and community related)
    • Honors and awards that you have received (if possible, include awards that are technology related)
    • Work experience
  • Picture of yourselfPictures must be in color.
  • Transcript. Include a copy of your current academic transcript. (Official or Unofficial copies will both be accepted.)
  • Two essays. 
    • In no more than 500 words, describe how you plan to engage in the technology industry in your future career. (If you have done exemplary work using technology during high school, please describe that also.)
    • In no more than 250 words, demonstrate your financial need for this scholarship.

All materials MUST be submitted through SurveyMonkey Apply. Emailed or Mailed documents will not be accepted. For questions please contact BAMScholarshipInfo@microsoft.com

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship


                                   

Founded in 1989 as the first Microsoft-sponsored employee resource group, Blacks@Microsoft (BAM) is dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees and encouraging students to pursue a career in technology. This year, BAM will award 27 scholarships with a total value of $175,000:

  • 4, $20,000 scholarships distributed over 4 years ($5,000 per year, renewable)
  • 8, $10,000 scholarships distributed over 2 years ($5,000 per year, renewable)
  • 15, $1,000 scholarships

Funding will go directly to the student's academic institution to cover tuition and fees. 

Requirements 

To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must: 

  • Be a U.S.-based high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian).  
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the U.S. in the fall immediately following your high-school graduation.  
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).  
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.  
  • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.  
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.  
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.

How to Apply 

To apply for a BAM Scholarship, submit your application online by March 31, 2021 with the following items: 

  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a faculty or staff member at your school. Letters of recommendation should be original and should not be duplicates of college recommendation letters. (Letters must be on letterhead.) If you request a letter to be uploaded by your recommender, please ensure they have done so by the deadline (March 31, 2021). All materials must be received by the deadline.
  • Résumé. Your résumé should include the following information:
    • Extracurricular activities (school and community related)
    • Honors and awards that you have received (if possible, include awards that are technology related)
    • Work experience
  • Picture of yourselfPictures must be in color.
  • Transcript. Include a copy of your current academic transcript. (Official or Unofficial copies will both be accepted.)
  • Two essays. 
    • In no more than 500 words, describe how you plan to engage in the technology industry in your future career. (If you have done exemplary work using technology during high school, please describe that also.)
    • In no more than 250 words, demonstrate your financial need for this scholarship.

All materials MUST be submitted through SurveyMonkey Apply. Emailed or Mailed documents will not be accepted. For questions please contact BAMScholarshipInfo@microsoft.com

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Individual applicants can apply.
Opens
Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM (PST)
Deadline
Mar 31 2021 11:59 PM (PDT)

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