Sponsoring Institution: Microsoft

Type: Academic performance/Financial aid scholarship


  • Be of African descent
  • Plan on attending four- year college/ university in the fall immediately after graduating high school
  • Plan on pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher

Application Deadline: This financial aid scholarship is open from October to the end of March

Highlight: Are you a student of African descent who plans on attending a four-year college? If so, consider decreasing the financial burden of acquiring higher education by signing up for the Blacks at Microsoft’s financial aid scholarship. If you have a GPA of 3.3 or higher and require aid to attend college, consider applying for this financial aid scholarship. The financial aid scholarship is open from October to March and grants 27 prizes ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. To apply, you must send in two letters of recommendation, a resume, a picture of yourself, your transcript, and two essays on the given prompts. In the 2021 application for this financial aid scholarship, one prompt was to describe how you plan to be involved in the technology industry in less than 500 words and the other was to demonstrate your financial need for the scholarship in less than 250 words. Additionally, the financial aid scholarship is dedicated to supporting racial minorities in the pursuit of a better future. If you happen to fit all of the criteria for this financial aid scholarship, don’t hesitate and apply now for a chance to win one of the 27 awards!

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