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Microsoft: Diversity Conference Scholarship

Modified: March 15, 2017

Microsoft awards conference scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for both scholarships will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.

Diversity Conference scholarship

Application Period: March 2, 2017 – May 5, 2017


  • Applicants must be enrolled full time in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time the application is submitted

  • The scholarship is open to students pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM field


  • Recipients receive paid registration to one of the following diversity conferences
    • Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (Oct 4 – 6, 2017 in Orlando, FL)
    • National Society of Black Engineers Conference (Mar 21 – 23, 2018 in Pittsburg, PA)
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference (Nov 1 – 4, 2017 in Kansas City, MO)
    • Tapia Conference (Sept 20 – 23, 2017 in Atlanta, GA)
  • Travel, hotel, and meal stipend in the amount of $1,200 USD
  • These funds are not transferable to other individuals

More information here.

Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Funding