Microsoft, the biggest American multinational technology company, is overwhelmed to announce its Microsoft Disability Scholarship to help students pursue their higher education. The program is inviting applicants who are current high school senior living with a disability, whether that is visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disability. Students must have an approved major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field to be eligible for the scholarship program.
Microsoft created the scholarship award to assist students financially in their careers. The company understand the financial load which students face in achieving their higher education. Because of this, they decided to provide enormous scholarship funds to students with disability and help them in achieving their goals and dream. Applicants will be judged on the overall applications and will be provided funds up to 4 years to let them complete their degrees.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company. The company works to develop, manufacture, license supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best-known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Microsoft ranked No. 21 in the 2020 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue; it was the world’s largest software maker by revenue as of 2016 and is considered one of the domestic Big Five technology companies.
Know more about the program in the table mentioned below:
|Educational Level||High School Senior Students|
|Number of Awards||Undefined|
|Application Deadline||March 1, 2021|
|Requirement||Resume, Essay, Transcript|
Who May be Eligible?
Candidates are asked to review the mentioned criteria to be applicable:
- Open to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and target a career in the technology industry.
- Must be a current high school senior living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or any other disability.
- In the fall of the academic year following high school graduation, they must prepare to attend an undergraduate program at a two or four-year university or college or technical college.
- Schools must be in the USA or have a financial transaction partner in the USA (contact the Seattle Foundation to check the eligibility of non-USA schools).
- Must have a declare an approved major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).
- Must demonstrate a passion for technology.
- Must demonstrate leadership at school and in the community.
- Must have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Must require financial assistance to attend college.
- Must enrollment status must be full-time or half-time.
How to Apply
To apply for the Microsoft Disability Scholarship, eligible candidates are asked to email the given documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are required to submit all the asked credentials to make their applications a complete one. Late or incomplete applications by students will not be applicable.
- Resume. Your resume should include the following information:
- Extracurricular activities (school and community related)
- Honours and awards that you have received (if possible, include awards that are technology related)
- Work experience
- Transcript, which should include an unofficial copy of your current academic transcript.
- Three essays. Describe how you plan to be interested in the technology industry or technology law or policy in your profession in no more than 500 words.
- In no more than 500 words, please share your vision of how Microsoft will innovate its future solutions for devices and services to help people with disabilities in the workplace and in everyday life to achieve their potential creatively and successfully.
- Describe the financial need for this scholarship in no more than 250 terms.
- Two letters of recommendation in your school, at least one letter must be from a faculty or staff member. Recommendation letters should be original and should not be redundant letters of recommendation from the college. As sources, do not include family.
Microsoft will be awarding scholarships which will be renewable. Each of the winners who continues to meet the criteria is eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship. These funds will help out students to accomplish their higher degrees without facing any burden.
The complete applications must be submitted by March 1, 2021. Students are asked to submit a complete application by the deadline to get consideration.