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Women at Microsoft Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time

The Seattle Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist female and non-binary (self-identifying) students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs pursuing a STEAM related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) area 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 Women at Microsoft Scholarship must:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates or current college undergraduates
  • Self-identify as female or as non-binary*
  • Plan to enroll in full-time STEAM related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent

*A spectrum of gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine.

Employees and children of employees of Microsoft are ineligible.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to seven (7) awards will be granted.

Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not reapply.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in late May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Seattle Foundation. Payment is made in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

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.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

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.

The Seattle Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!