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Microsoft disAbility Scholarship

Scholarship Deadline: March 15, 2018
Scholarship Value: $20,000
Number of Scholarships - 10


This Microsoft disAbility Scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and have a financial need.

The amount of this renewable scholarship to be awarded is $5,000 per year, up to $20,000. The scholarship is paid through the Seattle Foundation on behalf of the disAbility Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Microsoft to the recipient's school's Financial Aid Office.

Eligibility:

To be considered for the Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, you must:

1) Be a current high school senior with living with a disAbility (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disAbility.

2) Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation. Schools must be in the USA or have a USA-Affiliate for financial transactions (contact Seattle Foundation to verify non-USA school's eligibility).

3) Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).

4) Demonstrate a passion for technology.

5) Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.

6) Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

7) Require financial assistance to attend college.

8) Enrollment status must be full-time or half time.