GHC Scholarship – Microsoft

Microsoft: Diversity Conference Scholarship

Deadline: May 5, 2017

Apply here (The application is halfway down the page, after the Tuition scholarship): https://careers.microsoft.com/students/scholarships

What does the scholarship provide?

  • Paid registration to GHC (or another Diversity-related conference)
  • Stipend to cover travel, hotel, and meals (up to $1200 – this should cover everything you need)

How do I apply?

  • Click on the link to “Submit your application for the Diversity Conference scholarship”
  • You’ll need to create a Microsoft Yello account if you don’t have one, and then confirm it in your e-mail; then go back to the application link

What does the application ask for?

  • Basic information (name, university, graduation date, major, etc)
  • Gender and race (there is an option to “Choose not to disclose”)
  • Which conference you want to attend, meaning GHC (Note: Microsoft sponsors a couple conferences, including SHPE, NSBE, etc., and the scholarship winner can choose which conference they want to attend here in the application.)
  • 3 Essay Questions
    • How would you benefit from attending a diversity tech conference?
    • List any student groups on campus you are in
    • Share your efforts supporting diversity in STEM
  • Whether you are a former/returning Microsoft intern
  • Resume

Who can apply?

  • Students enrolled full time (at the time of submitting the application)
  • In a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at a 4-year university (in U.S., Mexico, Canada)
  • Pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related STEM field

If you have questions: