Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships 2020 for Study in USA

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is accepting applications are open for the Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships 2020. BAM is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation.

This year, BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years.

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships Eligibility

To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian).
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following 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.

Fields of Study: Engineering, Computer science, Computer Information Systems, or select business programs (such as Finance, Business Administration, or Marketing).

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Value of Award: 

  • US$5,000
  • The scholarships are renewable – winners who continue to meet the criteria are eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship.
  • Five scholarship runners-up will be eligible for a $1,500 BAM technology stipend based on need.

How to Apply for Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

To apply for a BAM Scholarship, submit your application online through the link below by April 10, 2020 11:59 PM Pacific Time 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.)

 

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

 

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Picture of yourself. Pictures 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 the online application link below. Emailed or mailed documents will not be accepted. For questions please contact [email protected].
Submit your application online at: https://seattlefoundation.smapply.org/

For more information, visit Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships.

Application Deadline: 10th April 2020

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