Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship – BAM Scholarship

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship is now open. This scholarship is exclusively targeted to African decent students who are currently be high school senior students or plan to attend college in the fall of the year following high-school graduation. BAM Scholarship needs the applicants to provide two essays responding the topics below. The winners of this scholarship will receive US$5,000 that can be renew each year. The next submission deadline is 1 March every year.

Scholarship Description
Blacks at Microsoft (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 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. Please note that Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship is renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive the award every year for up to four year.

Scholarship Value
The successful applicants may expect to receive $5,000 award that can be renew for up to four years.

Level and Area of Studies
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or business programs.

Place of Study
In the United States of America

Eligibility and Criteria
In order to be considered in this scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African)
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall.
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the eligible subjects mentioned above
  • 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.

Applicants’ Nationality
African decent are welcome to apply this Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship.

Application Instruction
All of the interested candidates must provide all of the following documents:

  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé. Your résumé should include the following information:
    Extracurricular activities (school and community related), Honors and awards that you have received and Work experience
  • Picture of yourself.
  • Transcript.
  • Two essays.
    (1).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.)
    (2). In no more than 250 words, demonstrate your financial need for this scholarship.

Submission Deadline
1 March annually.

Contact Details
The Seattle Foundation
1601 5th Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101-3615

Website and Application Link

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