Scholarships include General Scholarships, Women's Scholarships, Minority Scholarships and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities. Minority applicants must be from African-American, Hispanic, or Native American descent. Women's Scholarships are for women pursuing a PhD degree.
Students applying for a Microsoft Scholarship must have a grade point average of 3.0, financial need, an interest in the software industry, and must complete an internship in Redmond, Washington. Applicants must also have leadership qualities. The scholarship money can be used for tuition only, not room and board.
Eligible students must already be enrolled in college pursuing a Bachelors degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, math or physics. The college or university can be located in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.
Microsoft offers more than a half-million dollars in scholarships. The scholarships encourage more students to pursue technical degrees. Microsoft employs 90,000 people in over 100 countries and is a leader in home and business technology products, internet tools and other business and office solutions.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JANUARY of each year, and the award amount VARIES.
For more details, visit http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/university-programs.aspx
ALSO SEE: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program