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Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship

Brief Description:

This scholarship is open to all high school students with disabilities to (a) go to college; (b) realize the impact of technology has on the world; and (c) target a career in the technology industry.
The goal of this scholarship is to increase enrollment of persons living with a disability in higher education and, in the long term, decrease the unemployment bias for disabled persons.

Criteria:

  • Be a current high school senior with living with a disability;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology; and
  • Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.

Major:

Engineering, computer science, computer information systems, legal or in business that are approved (i.e., paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing)

Class Level:

High school seniors applying to a vocational or academic college program

College/Office:

N/A

Enrollment:

Entering

Enrollment Status:

Half-time or full-time

Citizenship:

N/A

Financial Need required:

Yes

High School GPA:

3.0 minimum

Amount:

$5,000

Application deadline:

March 15, 2014

Contact:

DisAbility Employee Resource Group, Microsoft Corporation
E-mail: scholarships@seattlefoundation.org
Website: www.microsoft.com [enter "disability scholarship" in the search field]

 

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