Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Award Amount: $20,000
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  • Address: 1200 5th Avenue Suite 1300 Seattle , WA 98101

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a network which is offering a constant support to students of African descent who have financial difficulties and are eager to reach higher education goals.

Their aim is to achieve continued growth and development of black people who deserve, due to their community activities and successful educational results, to be financially supported.

Full Description

This scholarship is renewable for up to four years, in case the winners meet specific eligibility requirements.

Who's eligible?

To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you have to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Applicant has to be a high-school senior of African descent
  • He/she has to plan to attend a four-year college or university after high school.
  • He/she has to plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs such as finance, business administration, or marketing.
  • Applicant has to demonstrate a passion for technology and leadership at school or in the community.
  • He/she has to have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Applicant has to be in need of financial assistance to attend college.

How to Apply

So that your application is accepted, it is important both to provide all the required documentation and to submit by March 8th.

What should be included in your application are two letters of recommendation from a faculty or staff member at your school.

Only the original recommendation letters would be accepted and they must be on letterhead.

Furthermore, you should submit a résumé, including the following information:

—Extracurricular, both school and community activities,

—Honors and awards that you have received

The part of application should be a picture of yourself and an official transcript.

This is not all, as you will have to write two essays, one consisting of 500 words in which you will speak about your plans related to your engagement in the technology industry and the other consisting of 250 words, in which you will demonstrate your financial need for the scholarship.

If you cannot get the official transcript from your school, you can send an unofficial transcript with your application, but once you are selected as a finalist, you will be required to submit an official transcript.

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