About the Scholarship

Microsoft awards tuition scholarships each year to encourage students to further their learnings in Computer Science and related STEM disciplines.

Recipients for the scholarship will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership ability. It strongly encourages underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields of study as we greatly value a broad range of perspectives and contributions.

The scholarships are granted to those individuals who have historically been underrepresented in the technical field. 


What is the application process?

  • To be considered for this scholarship, a student must first apply for the Microsoft Internship Program. The scholarship applications are available on the Microsoft website.

  • Along with the application, an individual must submit their resume, an official transcript, a single response page to the essay questions listed a letter of referral from a professor or academic advisor and a confirmation page generated at the end of the online application for Microsoft Internship Program.

  • If the student has previously applied for the internship program, he/she should indicate that below their essay responses so that the application status can be confirmed. 


Award Amount and Deadline

The scholarship award amounts to $25000 available to all eligible applicants per academic year.

All the required documents must be sent to the concerned department no later than 31 January to be eligible for the scholarship.

Any delay in submitting the application will lead to disqualification.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico at the time you submit the application.

  • A student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 out of a 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a 5.0 to be eligible to receive the scholarship amount.

  • Candidates must show satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related STEM discipline.


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