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Microsoft Disability Scholarship

Offered by Microsoft

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 11, 2024
Multiple awards worth up to

$5,000

Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

March 13, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you an academically impressive high school senior with a disability who plans to attend a vocational or academic college and target a career in the technology industry? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you: the Microsoft Disability Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 to winning applicants. These scholarships can be renewed for up to four years so long as one continues to meet the eligibility requirements, accumulating to a grand total of $20,000 to go towards your postsecondary education. The scholarship is offered by Microsoft to deliver on the mission of the Microsoft cross-disability employee resource group to “empower and enable people with disabilities.”

If you’re a college-bound high school senior with a disability planning on enrolling in college to pursue a career in technology, we encourage you to apply for the Microsoft Disability Scholarship!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to applicants with disabilities who are planning on attending a two- or four-year university in the Fall immediately following high school graduation. Applicants must also declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field and meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Citizenship

US Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA, Other

Minimum GPA

2.5

Academic Interest

Computer Science, Engineering, Cybersecurity, Law, Business

Other Category

Disability

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.

1,250-word essay

Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

Yes, this scholarship is open to US Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA students and international students.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Microsoft at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Microsoft Disability Scholarship is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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