This program offers annual college-tuition scholarships for currently enrolled undergraduate students studying computer science, computer engineering, or related STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines and who have at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) GPA. This scholarship is for students who have started college. The scholarship is also open to international students studying in the United States, Canada or Mexico.
The scholarship is for one year and will cover all or part of the tuition for that year. The criteria are the minimum GPA, quality of the application and demonstrated interest in the software business, leadership ability and financial need
“We strongly encourage underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields of study as we greatly value a broad range of perspectives and contributions. We are especially committed to offering scholarships to those individuals from backgrounds that may have historically been underrepresented in the technical field. We prioritize scholarship applications that demonstrate exceptional leadership work in the promotion of diversity in STEM disciplines at their university.”https://careers.microsoft.com/students/us/en/usscholarshipprogram
Typically the application opens in October so be sure to get to applying as soon as you are back on campus before classes start getting hectic.
The Requirements are as follows:
- Be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico at the time you submit the application.
- A demonstrated record of academic achievement/excellence. Because the scholarship is merit-based, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0.
- Show satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related STEM discipline.