A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You’ll join a community of scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada and Mexico who share your passion for technology and academic excellence. It all adds up to achieving your primary goal—making a real difference in the software industry.
Recipients receive partial tuition covered for one academic year as posted by the financial aid office at your college or university. Microsoft will make a one-time payment to the designated school, and it's not transferable to other academic institutions. You may use the funds for tuition only—not for other costs listed on your bursar bill, such as room and board.
You’ll also need to apply for a summer internship and if offered an internship, you must complete the salaried summer internship of 12 weeks or more at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. (Microsoft reserves the right not to offer an internship position to the scholarship winner if an appropriate match cannot be found.)
To be eligible, you must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor’s degree program at a 4-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time you submit the application.
Fields of Study:
- Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM degree
- United States
- North America
- US Citizen
- US National or Permanent Resident
- Citizen of another country
- Extreme financial need
- Underrepresented racial or ethnic group