Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarships
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarships are offered to outstanding black high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. High-school seniors of African descent may apply (for example, African American, Caribbean, African, etc).
Applicants must plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or a business program such as finance, business administration, or marketing. Students must have a GPA of 3.3 or above and demonstrate financial need. Two scholarships are awarded. Scholarships are renewable up to four years of college.
Ideal candidates will have a passion for technology and demonstrate leadership qualities through extracurricular activities at school or volunteer work in their communities. Recipients must attend a four-year college or university in the Fall immediately following high school graduation.
The scholarship is offered by Microsoft and is focused on supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MARCH of each year, and the award amount is usually $5,000.
For more details, visit www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx