Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship

March 15, 2016
Maximum Award: 
High school seniors

The Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship is for high school seniors with disabilities. The scholarship identifies promising high school students who have potential to enter and successfully complete a vocational or academic college program and have a financial need.  The scholarship is non-renewable.

All candidates must be high school students living with a disability who plan to attend a 2 to 4 year University or College program, maintain a cumulative 3.0 CPA or equivalent and have declared a major from the approved list.

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  • Be a current high school senior with living with a disability, whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive or speech.
  • Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation.  Schools must be in the USA or have a USA-Affiliate for financial transactions (contact Seattle Foundation to verify non-USA school’s eligibility).
  • Declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, legal or in business that are approved (ie. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.
  • Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.
  • Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.
  • Enrollment status must be full-time or half time.