Scholarships APPLY NOW! 2017 Microsoft Diversity Conference Scholarships

Written by Elvis Boniface

Microsoft awards tuition scholarships and 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 at Microsoft

We strongly encourage underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields of study because we greatly value a broad range of perspectives and contributions. We are especially committed to offering scholarships to those individuals from backgrounds that may historically have been underrepresented in the technical field. We prioritize scholarship applications that demonstrate exceptional leadership work in the promotion of diversity in STEM disciplines at their university.

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


About the author

Elvis Boniface

Ordained Evangelist of the Education Ministry. Learning is my lifestyle, credo and religion. On a mission to disrupt and redirect Africa's Education conversation using Technology and Media. We can do it. Open to discuss any Education initiative and idea. #peace

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