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Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors

BAM African-American Heritage Scholarship is currently accepting applications and the deadline is approaching. 

This Scholarship opportunity is for high school seniors of African-American descent that are interested in pursuing a degree in computer sciences or business. This is a need-based scholarship for $5000; it is renewable for up to 4 years provided the student continues to pursue an approved major and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) African-American Heritage Scholarship

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years.


To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must:

–Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian).

–Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation. –Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).

–Demonstrate a passion for technology.

–Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.

–Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

–Require financial assistance to attend college.
For additional details and applications, visit:    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx

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