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Scholarship Name:
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarship
Scholarship Description:
Scholarship offered through BAM to Black/African-American students.
Award Amount:
Up to $20,000.00
Number of Scholarships:
Multiple awards
Application Required:
Official Transcript(s)  Required:
References and Letter of Recommendations Required:
One (1) letter of recommendation
Interview Required:
Original Essay Required:
Additional Requirements and Information:
1)   Min. 3.0/4.0 GPA;  2) Must be of African descent (for example, African American, African, Ethiopian, etc.); 3) Must plan to attend an accredited U.S. four (4) year college or university upon graduation; 4) Must 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);  5) Financial need required; 6) Demonstrated participation in extracurricular and community service activities; 7) Letter of recommendation must be from a faculty or staff member  at applicant’s school; 8) Resume required; 9) Photograph (color) required; 10) Transcript(s) required; 11) Unofficial transcript(s) accepted; 12) Scholarships payable as follows:  Five (5) scholars will receive  $5,000.00 per academic year scholarships (up to $20,000.00).  Forty-five (45) scholars will receive $2,500.00 nonrenewable scholarships.
  • For applicants providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on their high school transcript, those applicants will need to upload a copy of their test score report(s) separately.
  • Recipients notified NLT late-May (annually).

Nationwide (US)
Eligibility Requirements:
Online application, Must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, Must be enrolled as a full-time student
Additional Applicant Requirements:
Must be a graduating high school senior
Category (ies):
Community Service, Ethnicity, Extracurricular Activities, GPA, Major / Field of Study, Merit-based, Need-based, Race
Web Site:
Point of Contact:
Blacks at Microsoft

Deadline: March 15, 2023 (receipt date)

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