Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship


March 08, 2021

Awards Available: 2

  • Scholarship Description
  • 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 for the Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship must be high-school seniors of African descent (for example, African-American, African, or Ethiopian); must plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation
    and 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). A minimum 3.3 GPA and financial need is required. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • 1200 5th Avenue
  • Suite 1300
  • Seattle , WA 98101

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Timothy H  on 12/31/2020 2:14:02 AM

Hello my name is Timothy Hyman I am a recent immigrant to the United States of America and a first generation Afro-Caribbean student due to the pandemic. I am a senior who attends Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I am interested in pursuing a career in the field of cybersecurity. This scholarship would afford me the opportunity to fulfill my dreams and assist my family and community Eva Galperin is well known for her significance to the cyber world She is noted for her extensive work in protecting global privacy and free speech and for her research on malware and nation-state spyware. Ms Eva fascinated me to no end and I spent extensive hours admiring her work. My fascination became even more real when I had a personal experience and was able to see the importance of her work in action. This occurred when my 82year old grandfather’s credit card and banking information were stolen and used for a long period of time without his knowledge. I remember the agony and frustration he felt at the time in having to prove that the charges were unauthorized and he did not move to another part of the country. That experience caused me much empathy and anger ; yet I felt so helpless in attempting to offer any resolve to the situation or even a solution to alleviate some of his emotional pain. Fortunately, just about that time I was introduced to Cybersecurity by my seventh- grade Information and Technology teacher, Mrs.Warren. As she explained the concept and importance of this career field in today’s world for the prevention of cybercrimes, she awakened a curiosity and an unquenchable passion within me to further pursue this field.I was now getting a good clue as to enter a field that would protect people like my grandfather and many others in similar situations from such a distasteful fate. I now understood my purpose in life and became completely mesmerized with this evolving field. It was during this time of an insatiable desire that I learnt about Eva Galperin a

Deborah B  on 12/27/2020 3:39:16 AM

Hello, my name is Deborah and I would love the opportunity to be considered for your scholarship. I am a black female currently enrolled for Business Management. I really could use the money for this scholarship because I had to discontinue my studies due to the lack of funds to continue. This will aid me greatly in finishing my degree.

Hope Chebet  on 12/26/2020 12:34:40 PM

I'd like to apply for this scholarship because computer science is my passion. This would be a great opportunity for me to change the world. Thank you.

Latasia M  on 12/17/2020 6:38:22 AM

Greetings, My name is Latasia and I would be honored to receive this scholarship so that I can attend college and make a difference in the world. Computer Science is my passion and this scholarship would give me the opportunity to become one of the world's greatest computer scientists. I am currently a high school senior with plans to start a 4-year college in the Fall of 2021.

Treasure P  on 12/16/2020 3:36:02 PM

I'd like to apply for this scholarship because I want to pursue a BFA in Stage Management and perform at Western Michigan University. I'm a young, black, queer woman that would appreciate any sort of representation to sponsor and financial aid through scholarships greatly.

Maurice Ehichioya  on 12/11/2020 11:32:39 PM

Hello, My name is Maurice Ehichioya, I am African attending Trine university in Angola Indiana, and I am majoring in Communications. I am desperately in need of financial support, or I would not be able to continue my college education, as early as January. It would mean a lot to me and my family to be the first person in my family to complete a college education. I would love to be able to receive this scholarship, knowing that it would change my life. Thank you very much Maurice Ehichioya

Iverson Williams  on 12/10/2020 9:28:58 PM

I have always wanted to become an Architectural Engineering. I will be able to apply science and technology to the world, my goal is design buildings, most of all enhance and improve our quality of life. Thank you

Elene Essick  on 11/18/2020 12:28:45 PM

This looks like a great scholarship for Ethiopian students that don't have the means to pay for college

Yalorde C.  on 11/13/2020 12:38:17 PM

Hello my name is Yalorde Chavez and i am a African American woman who is currently a senior attending JFK High School Of Architecture and Construction Trades. I plan on Majoring in Business Administration when i go to Seton Hall University. I chose to major in business administration because i want to be a stockbroker and own a company. I also wanted to study Architectural engineering because i was curious about how the planning and process works and i thought it'd be great, since i love working on big projects.Again, I am African American from my mom's side, and Hispanic from my dad's side and i plan on helping to create a better future for my family, including my siblings and others. I am only applying for this scholarship because i need it to help with the tuition and i don't want to live a life of debt, i'm not the type of person who let's others wait on payment. It's a little- suffocating in a way. So, I thank you for taking the time off to read this and i hope you have a good day.

Ayanna Taylor  on 11/6/2020 7:46:42 PM

Hi I’m Ayanna and I plan to work at Microsoft one day, I want to major in computer science next year and this scholarship would help a lot in that opportunity.

Kendel Taylor  on 11/5/2020 6:14:14 PM

Greetings, I am Kendel Taylor. I am in my first year at Eastern Michigan University. I am seeking information regarding Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarship. How do I obtain an application for the 2021-2022 school year?

Elijah Johnson  on 11/4/2020 9:15:35 PM

Hi my name is Elijah Johnson and I'm a senior at Crowley Highschool in Crowley Texas. I've been part of the Mighty Eagle Band since 7th grade. I take mostly Pre Ap classes, such as Calculas and English. I want to attend a 4 year college and majoring in Engineering and Fine Arts. Please consider me for a scholarship to help with my Turton fees. Thank you

Latasia M  on 10/21/2020 12:33:44 PM

Hello, I pray that all is well. Upon graduating, I plan to attend college and major in Computer Science. I have always had an interest in computer science and would be very appreciative of this scholarship. This scholarship would give me the opportunity to go to college feeling less stressed not knowing whether or not I would have to stop my education due to financial reasons. I come from a home of a single mother who struggles daily to make ends meet. If I am blessed with this scholarship, it would definitely give me the chance to attend college and enjoy learning so I could get the best out of my college experience. Financially, I an so in need of this scholarship.

Azzan F  on 10/17/2020 12:12:53 PM

I would be honored and grateful to receive this scholarship. Due to the financial situation with my parents as they have 2 of my siblings already attending universities and its really, really hard, this scholarship would definitely make my dream a reality as my desire to study Computer Science or Cyber Security and Economics. As a young high school graduate this scholarship would definitely give me the hope to continue to persevere and aspire towards my goals. This scholarship would definitely keep me from having any students loan or to be in any debt. I am praying, crying, out for your help in this situation. God bless

TraQuaysha P.  on 9/30/2020 9:44:43 AM

Hi, I’m TraQuaysha Pierce I am a African American attending East Texas Baptist University and currently majoring in Business Administration. I am in need of financial support at this moment and I would love to be able to receive this Scholarship.

Analeece M  on 9/29/2020 4:26:12 PM

I would like to enroll in this application because so need financial support and I want pursue the medical field and help black prior feel sage and protected because in the medical field black pepper are often overlooked due to systematic racism and Micro aggressions.

Hannah Gbala  on 9/29/2020 3:49:19 AM

Hello my name is Hannah Gbala and I am a junior in Highschool. This scholarship is very beneficial for young growing black kids like me who want the opportunity to go to college, without being in a enormous amount of debt when they graduate college. Thank you for the opportunity to even apply or even change somebody's life.

Olamida. O  on 9/26/2020 2:53:08 PM

Hi, my name is Olamida Omofojoye Im a senior at Elsik High school and I'm applying for this scholarship because I truly need the money for college. I only have my mom and she doesn't have the money to financially support me through college especially trying to make a way for my older sister in college. Growing up, I faced a lot of things such as, my father passing away to not having a roof over my head. But no matter what my family was facing my mother always found a way for me and my sister to be happy and comfortable. Even to her last penny. These experiences made me who I am today and that would never change.This scholarship would mean the world to me. And if I do win this scholarship I don't have to worry about taking out student loans or be in debt in the nearest future.

Jalen M.  on 9/26/2020 1:54:51 PM

My name is Jalen J. Martin and I would like to love to apply to this scholarship because in order to achieve my dreams of getting into and excelling in The Colorado School Of Mines i must be able to financially handle it as well as educationally. I have a deep urge to learn and to become an engineer because engineers grow this world and build new things and I will work however hard I must to become one.

Aicha A.b  on 9/26/2020 7:13:05 AM

Hi , I would like to register in universities that would help me find my future and obviously i need money . Since I’am an only child and an orphan my mom doesn’t have the capacity and the financial needs that would require for a better university.So this is my cry for help .

saim  on 9/22/2020 7:32:40 AM

it is a very helpful scholarship for me if i granted with this scholarship i will be able to get my masters degree.

Caleast R.  on 9/17/2020 11:09:18 AM

I want to pursue a bachelors degree in computer science. I’ve been fascinated in computer science tech for years now and I want to see what it’s like personally for myself.

James P. C  on 9/13/2020 6:33:45 AM

I would like to enroll for Bachalors Degree in Business Adminstration. I completed Graduate diploma in Business Management ( aSSOCIATION OF BUSINESS EXECUTIVES). I was sponsored by other well wishers and now its impossible for them to fund me more to continue. I have passion to assit people in my village here in Malawi

Kennedi N.  on 9/12/2020 7:44:14 PM

My name is Kennedi Nichols and I am a high school senior. Everyone in my family has been in engineering and sciences and now it is time for me to work hard and follow in their footsteps. It would mean the world to me if I received this scholarship so that I could pay for college, get a job, and make my children’s lives better than mine.

Caleb J  on 9/4/2020 3:37:52 PM

I would love to say that i got help from Black sponsored that meet my requirements

Chibwanta mukonka  on 8/28/2020 9:46:19 AM

I am a zambian applying for this scholarship because I need financial support and I love anything to do with computer science and I am very confident that make a difference when it comes to this field

Denyse F  on 7/17/2020 10:08:32 PM

Hi. I am a Trinidadian and I have been accepted into Georgia Gwinnett College. I will attend in the fall studying psychology and minoring in criminal justice. I love everything about psychology and the criminal justice. When I graduate and get my degree I plan on becoming a forensics psychologist. I want to make a difference and I know for sure that the road I’m heading down will get me there if I work hard. However I cannot afford some of the costs for tuition to further my education. I pray that god will make it happen and this scholarship could be it.

Dominique McKenzie  on 7/17/2020 6:42:30 AM

Hi, my name is Dominique McKenzie I’m getting ready to start my very first year at palm beach state college and I’m applying for this scholarship because it would really help me out with me getting my bachelors degree in business administration. I come from a pretty rough back ground I grew up with a single mother of four kids so life wasn’t easy financially. However, my dream is to start my very own successful business and to be able to change the lives of my family and I.

Michael Hilliard  on 6/26/2020 10:00:31 AM

Greetings. I am applying for this scholarship because I think I have the tools and ambition needed in order to have a successful business career. Having been raised by my grandparents I understand that one day it will be my responsibility to give back to young students like me. I plan to grow and learn so that I am able to bring these skills back to the community that has played such an important part in shaping me into being the young black man that I can see myself becoming. Although my grandparents cannot afford to send me to school, they did give me all the tools I need to work hard and achieve this goal. Thank you for your consideration as you make the difficult choice or awarding this scholarship.

Madison E  on 6/26/2020 8:56:33 AM

This scholarship would really help me get into University of South Florida. A school with an amazing medical program, for a young black girl this would be amazing.

Ashlyn Dora H  on 6/24/2020 12:06:19 PM

Hello! I have a question? I'm a high school student in the 11th grade and in the dual program. I have 3.35 GPA in the Dual program and 98% in high school. Do I have to wait until I'm a senior to apply for the scholarship?

Camille M.  on 6/16/2020 8:17:26 AM

Good morning! Receiving this scholarship would mean the most to me. I was recently accepted into my #1 four-year university and it is an HBCU, but tuition is unfortunately very high. I come from a one-parent household with low income. My mom is currently trying to pay my way through college as well as my sister's. Things have been very tough for me ever since the pandemic began and winning this scholarship would lift a great weight off of not just mine, but my mother's shoulders.

Mikeila D  on 5/29/2020 3:59:56 PM

My name is Mikeila Dobbins, I've recently just graduated from East View High School in Georgetown,Texas. My current GPA is a 3.8. I come from a biracial family, my father is African American and my mother is Hispanic. I grew up watching my parents work multiple jobs just to provide for me and my siblings. I've moved throughout my whole life due to my parents having financial difficulties.Growing up as a child, I would constantly get picked on and made fun of due to my parents being able to only afford second hand clothing. When I was in school I worked really hard to try and maintain a good GPA, not only to make myself proud but to show my parents that no matter what struggles you have in life as long as you work hard you can achieve your goals. My hopes in starting college is to master getting all four degrees. My plan is to focus on the business direction with learning everything there is to learn about Finance,Marketing, and Entrepreneurship with hopes of getting myself into Real Estate. Once I have achieved my goaI as a Real Estate Agent, my vision is to help low income families have an opportunity to purchase and provide a good home to raise their family in.I have a really strong thrive for accomplishing my goals and I will continue to strive to achieve them.

Jaren S  on 5/22/2020 9:57:41 PM

Hello, I am applying to this scholarship because I have taken an interest in Computer Science to further my education. I decided not to play football in college in order to focus on my education. My mom is a single parent and has always sacrificed for me therefore I am hoping to awarded this scholarship to assist with paying for my education. I don't want my mom to have to worry about all the expenses of paying for college. I will be a first generation graduate.

Marlon.a.Jackson  on 5/16/2020 4:38:29 PM

I'm a veteran disabled with ADHD however, I have 10 software languages under my belt and Counting and dream of working for one of the top IT programming companies such as yours currently 1000 sat have to retake to score 1450 Or better.

Layla S  on 5/14/2020 12:17:45 PM

Hello! My name is Layla and I am a current junior entering my final year of high school. As I near the end of my high school days, the anticipation of entering my senior year and graduating from high school increases with each passing day. But along with that anticipation, the daunting decisions that I will have to make regarding the path to my future weighs heavily on my conscience. From selecting the major that will prepare me for my career/the workforce, to what college will best suit me, these decisions along with others will significantly affect who I will become as an adult and my overall future. During these unprecedented times, I have focused on filling out for many scholarships in hopes of graduating college debt free. I plan to major in astrophysics, which is considered to be an “expensive major”. There are not many in this field of my stature, more specifically there not many women of color in this field but I hope to change that. With this scholarship, I will be a few steps close to achieving my dreams and aspirations and inspiring others such as me to dream BIG!

Alyana M.  on 5/6/2020 12:55:53 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because it can help me have enough money to go to my dream college, Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University. It can also help me focus 100% of my time to my computer science studies. I am currently a Junior in high school with a 3.4 GPA and I hopefully get accepted into my dream college without feeling stressed about paying for my tuition.

Rosamond I  on 4/30/2020 9:06:56 PM

I am applying to this scholarship because I know it will help me, in school and my hardworking father. My mom and dad had big hopes and dreams for my big sister and I. After my mom passed away, it seemed like all hope was lost because everything was on my father. I have worked hard in school My GPA is a 3.3. I was able to skip a grade in highschool because I worked so hard despire the many challenges that came my way. I overcame depression and I am very glad that I am able to apply for this scholarship. I really hope to receive it.

Breanna H.  on 4/21/2020 8:05:03 AM

Good morning, I've been accepted to the University of Advancing Technology in the fall of 2020, I'm so exited to go to this school!- but of course I need another $17,000 in order to go. This is after all the grants and financial aid I've received..

GregoryM  on 4/17/2020 2:52:45 PM

I am applying to this scholarship to be the first son from my parents to attend college. This experience is truly a blessing, regardless of the current pandemic occurring now missing all senior activities. Be strong and keep moving forward !

Kevin D  on 4/15/2020 8:11:29 PM

Hello I’m applying for this because I need the extra money to go to college and pay for because I live with a single parent with a cousin and baby sister my mother has to take care of and she doesn’t make enough to provide for all of us and pay for my college. So I’m begging for the help and I need the money.

Tewabech F  on 3/31/2020 3:04:11 PM

Hello, I was born in Africa in Addis Ababa Ethiopia and when I was about 2 years old I got a virus called Post-polio, my birth father wanted the best for me, so I was adopted into a family of 32 kids when I was 8 years old. When I adopted I barely knew English or math but since then I have come a long way. Now I am a junior at a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) high school and taking classes that I never thought that I would get to take or even knew about. I have a GPA of 3.4 right now. I plan on Majoring in business (Marketing) I would really apricate if you would consider me for this scholarship.

Kaylee R  on 3/28/2020 11:32:38 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because of my desire to attend Tuskegee University and become an astronautical engineer. Because my mother is a single parent of two, struggling to pay the bills on a teacher's salary, the opportunity to receive this scholarship will aid in relieving the financial stress of affording college.

Jaade G  on 3/25/2020 6:07:31 PM

Hello! I am applying to this scholarship because I come from a large family and as the oldest child I can fully lean on my parents to pay for my college tuition and am interested in majoring in a computer related course. I currently proudly hold a 4.05 GPA which makes me very hopeful to get accepted into the college of my dreams, however I feel anxious when taking in account paying for me education.

Edwin M  on 3/20/2020 10:18:19 AM

I am a Kenyan and I have been admitted at Claflin University to study Computer Science and Information Technology. I love the Microsoft technology and I do not see how the world could do without it. I want to be useful to the society in information communication technology and in computer science. I want to work and make a difference and I can see opportunities ahead of me. However I cannot afford the full cost of my education. This year only I need about U.S$ 18000. I am very determined and I know somehow somewhere there will be a way out.

Mahlet Amare  on 3/8/2020 10:49:42 PM

I am applying to this scholarship because I really need money for college. I have been accepted to good schools in my major (computer science). But I cant go to those schools without this scholarship. So please help me to reach my prominent goal.

Jeremiah W  on 2/26/2020 7:56:26 AM

This scholarship is right up my ally because not only do I like Microsoft and their products but I live it’s all about me and my people. I appreciate Microsoft for giving us the opportunity to get this type of scholarship and for giving us this type of money

Carlton Mensah  on 2/20/2020 4:30:50 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because it will not only afford me the opportunity to pay for college but it will also make me the first in my extended family to go to and subsequently finish a four-year university; something that has not happened in my extended family. I have been admitted into the Computer Science and Computer Engineering majors of 10 universities all of which are great schools but with extremely high costs of attendance. My heart yearns to attend any one of these schools but the costs is always a deterrent. I am hopeful that I will receive this scholarship to make my dreams come true.

Chidinma Faith O.  on 2/16/2020 5:54:22 PM

I am applying to this scholarship because I can't apply for Free Application For Federal Student Aid yet since my paper is still in process and living with just my mum I know she can not afford my tuition. So I need all the help I can get to further my education and help my mum.

Derrick D  on 2/12/2020 1:35:40 PM

Yes I am applying, I want to major in computer engineering. I am also Black African American trying to join the military and become a cyber-security specialist.

Kimaria Brown  on 2/6/2020 9:35:08 AM

I am going to apply for this scholarship because I am a senior in minneapolis minnesota, my cumulative GPA is a 3.591 and I got accepted to 12 universities, 1 HBCU and 11 Private universities. I have ADHD and was born at 1 Lb and 12 Oz, I also have asthma. I am applying for this scholarship because I am pursuing my dream of becoming a doctor.

Damiya B  on 2/1/2020 6:58:18 PM

I am in a single parent household where my mother had to work three jobs at once to provide for her two children including me. I need this because I want to help my mom in the long run.

Davontay L  on 1/31/2020 8:13:17 AM

I am a Former foster child, Living in flint Michigan with my struggling single mother, I am in need of financial help to be the first in my family to go to college.


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