The Seattle Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist current high school seniors, living with a disability defined by the World Health Organization, who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs and pursuing various eligible areas of study.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
Applicants to the Microsoft Disability Program must:
Employees and children of employees of Microsoft are ineligible.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to eight (8) awards will be granted.
Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, full-time enrollment, and continued enrollment in the eligible major.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in late May.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Seattle Foundation. Payment is made in early August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.
Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. Microsoft will select recipients. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Based on your experience with disability, please share your vision for new technology innovation (such as devices, software, or services) to enhance inclusion for people with disabilities and how it empowers them to achieve more in their lives or communities. Explain how your idea differs from existing solutions. (2,000 characters max)
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 20, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.