The Western Digital We.care Scholarship Program was established in 2018 to encourage the high-achieving dependents of our talented workforce who plan to continue their education at a four-year accredited college or university.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals in the United States. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation or preference, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Western Digital We.care Scholarship Program must meet these eligibility requirements:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. Award amounts are determined based on the annual budget and the country in which the recipient attends college.
The program will be administered in full compliance with IRS Revenue Procedure 76-47. No more than 25% of eligible applicants may receive awards.
Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Students are eligible to receive a maximum of two Western Digital scholarships in a lifetime.
Per IRS Revenue Procedure 76-47, the employment requirement does not apply to previous recipients. Students selected as recipients do not need to meet the parent employment requirement of the program if/when applying to the program again in future years.
Awards are for qualified education-related expenses (tuition, fees, books, and required supplies) only.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives and unusual personal or family circumstances or challenges. Financial need documentation is not considered.
Academic evaluation of applicants will include a review of the grade/mark average based on the grading system used in the applicant’s country and a review of the results of academic examinations.
Preference will be given to students with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Western Digital play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified in late-May.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Western Digital.
For scholarship recipients attending college in the U.S., payment is issued by check in early August. For scholarship recipients attending college outside of the U.S., payment is issued by wire transfer in September.
As part of your application, please be prepared to upload the following:
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.