The Seattle Foundation and Microsoft Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have established a scholarship program to assist women (self-identifying) students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs pursuing an area of study related to tech, engineering, math, or computer science.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals.
Applicants to the Women at Microsoft Scholarship must:
- Be high school seniors
- Self-identify as a woman
- Plan to enroll in full-time in a tech, engineering, math, or computer science related undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school, in the United States, for the entire upcoming academic year
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent
Employees and children of employees of Microsoft are ineligible.
Deadline: March 18, 2024
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to seven (7) awards will be granted.
Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not reapply.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in June.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Seattle Foundation. Payment is made in early August. Payments are made payable to the school and mailed to the school.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
- Academic record
- Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
- Work experience
- A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
- Unusual personal or family circumstances
- An online recommendation
Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.
Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. Microsoft will select recipients. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
- A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 18, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.