Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. Applicants must be high school seniors of African descent (for example, African-American, African, or Ethiopian) with a minimum 3.3 GPA and financial need. Applicants must plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high school graduation.
In addition, applicants must plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in technology. Acceptable majors include engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing). The applicant must demonstrate a passion for technology and leadership within the school or community. Included with the application should be two letters of recommendation, a resume, a picture in color, and two essays.