Funding: Microsoft Scholarships for Students who are Undocumented, Disabled, Female, or Underrepresented Minorities


Microsoft has some scholarships offerings for STEM undergraduates who are undocumented, who are female, disabled or who are part of underrepresented minorities.

“Microsoft awards college tuition scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence and leadership while working to push the software industry forward. This scholarship opportunity is open to undocumented students. As long as you are currently enrolled at a four-year program at an institution in US, Mexico or Canada and meet all other criteria for scholarship eligibility, you can apply regardless of your citizenship.” More information here.

“We strongly encourage underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields of study. Because we greatly value a broad range of perspectives and contributions, a large majority of our scholarships will be awarded to female students, underrepresented minority students (African-American, Hispanic or Native American etc.) or students with disabilities. We will review all applications and select final candidates on the holistic basis of eligibility, quality of application, demonstrated passion for STEM, commitment to leadership and financial need.” More information here.

Event: Speaker Jose Antonio Vargas – My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

University of Washington’s Social Work Immigration Alliance (SWIA) hosts
Jose Antonio Vargas: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

Monday, May 7th, 2012
Doors Open 6pm
Program begins promptly at 6:30pm
University of Washington
Kane Hall 130


Despite his achievements, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas could not escape the shadows of his true “identity”- he was an undocumented immigrant- and it affected various parts of his life. In 2011, he exposed his story in his groundbreaking essay, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” for the New York Times Magazine, stunning the media and political circles and attracting world-wide coverage.
Vargas runs Define American, a non-profit organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration. He joins us to help us create a positive dialogue that explores issues with the immigration system. This event promotes exploration of the current political, social, and cultural climate of the U.S. particularly around the immigration debate.