Microsoft Scholarship Program

About this Award: 

***UPDATE: The scholarship applications are now closed, and will re-open in the summer of 2020.***


Microsoft awards college tuition scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines.


Recipients will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.


Microsoft would like to strongly encourage underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields of study. A large majority of our scholarships will be awarded to female students, underrepresented minority students (African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American etc.) or students with disabilities.





Number of Awards Available: 




Varies based on the award


Region of Study: 

Canada; United States; Mexico


Level of Study: 



Eligibility : 

Basic Requirements:

• A demonstrated record of academic achievement/excellence

• A demonstrated passion for the software industry

• A commitment to leadership

• A demonstrated financial need


Other Requirements:

• Be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico at the time you submit the application.

• Show satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics.

• Be able to demonstrate an interest in computer science.

• Because the scholarship is merit-based, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0.

• Chosen recipients will be asked to provide a copy of their official transcript.


Application Instructions: 

Visit the Microsoft website for application information.


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