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Microsoft Women and PEO Sisterhood Scholarships

Microsoft: Women at Microsoft

Scholarship Name: Women at Microsoft Scholarship Fund
Description: You’ve probably already read all about the prestigious scholarships offered by Microsoft for aspiring computer programmers. While the Women at Microsoft (WAM) Scholarship is affiliated with the computer powerhouse, WAM is actually an employee affinity group made up of women who came together at Microsoft to offer workshops, diversity training, and mentoring for employees, in addition to scholarships for college. These scholarships are awarded to women who are studying computer science at any school in Washington State (where Microsoft is headquartered). If you’ve ever thought about working for Microsoft (while this isn’t an internship program), a WAM scholarship is an excellent way to get your foot in the door! In addition to this program for undergraduate, Microsoft runs a program for high school girls called "Digigirlz) that helps students learn more about careers in technology. If you’re a high school student and are interested in Microsoft (and don’t yet qualify for the WAM Scholarship), Digigirlz is a great way to get involved now!
Award: $2,500
Awards per year: Two
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Computer Science
How to Apply/Contact: All of the details about the Women at Microsoft Scholarship Fund program are available at the Microsoft website. The site also provides a link to Digigirlz.
See Also: Scholarships for Women, Computer Science Scholarships

P.E.O. Sisterhood International

Scholarship Name: STAR Scholarship
Description: The P.E.O. Sisterhood began as a small group of women in Des Moines, Iown who were interested in empowering young women through programs and educational opportunities. Now the P.E.O. has more than 250,000 members, and offers a number of college scholarships to students across the country. The STAR Scholarship is for undergraduate students who are less than 20 years old, who have a strong academic record and are pursuing a degree in either the United States or Canada. Students must be recommended by a local P.E.O Chapter to be eligible for this or any other P.E.O. award, so your first step in the process is to visit the P.E.O. website and contact the chapter nearest you. Young women who apply for the scholarship can study in any major.
Award: $2,500
Awards per year: One
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: To learn more about the P.E.O. Sisterhood, and to download an application for this scholarship, please visit the P.E.O. website. There is also more information about the other scholarships offered by P.E.O.
See Also: Scholarships for Women

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