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Scholarship Program

Microsoft awards tuition and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to further their learnings in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for the scholarship will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.

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.

Tuition Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Diversity Conference Scholarship

  • Recipients receive paid registration to one of the following diversity conferences:
    • Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
    • National Society of Black Engineers Conference
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference
    • Tapia Conference
  • Travel, hotel, and meal stipend of $1,200 USD.
  • These funds are not transferable to other individuals.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled full time in a bachelor's, master's, or PhD program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time the application is submitted.
  • The scholarship is open to students pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM field.