[UWAB] Fwd: Microsoft Scholarship Opportunity for undergrad women

Biggers, Maureen Short maureen at cc.gatech.edu
Sat Jan 5 13:30:21 EST 2008

Happy New Year to all!!
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From: Kinley Campbell (Kelly Services Inc) <a-kicamp at microsoft.com>
Date: Jan 3, 2008 1:48 PM
Subject: Microsoft Scholarship Opportunity
To: "Kinley Campbell (Kelly Services Inc)" a-kicamp at microsoft.com


Microsoft is excited to be offering scholarships for the 2008-2009
academic year.  We would like to invite interested students to apply
and hope you can help advertise this great opportunity within your
student group.  Below are more details regarding the Program.
Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2008 and recipients
will be announced by March 20, 2008.  Please forward this email to all
interested students.

What are the provisions of the award?
 Scholarships are awarded to recipients for one academic year.  The
scholarship will cover up to 100 percent of the tuition for the
2008-2009 academic year as posted by the financial aid office of the
university or college.  Scholarships are made through the designated
school and are not transferable to other academic institutions.  Funds
are to be used for tuition only and may not be used for other costs on
the recipient's bursar bill. All recipients of the scholarship will be
required to complete a salaried summer internship of 12 weeks or more
at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington.  Microsoft reserves
the right not to offer a position to the scholarship winner if an
appropriate match cannot be found.

 What are the criteria for scholarship eligibility?
 Students must be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program at a college
or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time the
application is submitted.  Students must be enrolled full-time and
making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in
computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical
discipline, such as math or physics, with a demonstrated interest in
computer science.  The student must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point
average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average
out of a possible 5.0.

What is required to apply?
 A completed application includes five items:  your resume,
transcript, essay questions, letter of referral, and confirmation of
your online application to the Microsoft Summer Internship program.
All items must be mailed to the address below and postmarked by
February 1, 2008 to receive full consideration.

Resume - Enclose a copy of your resume that includes your e-mail
address, campus address and phone number, student ID number, permanent
address and phone number, major and expected graduation date.

Transcript - Enclose a copy of your current academic transcript.

Essay Questions - Use one page to answer all four of the following
essay questions (not one page per question).

·        Describe how you demonstrate your passion for technology
outside the classroom.

·        Describe the toughest technical problem you've worked on, how
you addressed the problem, your role in reaching the outcome, if it
was team-based, and the final outcome.

·        Describe a situation which demonstrates initiative and your
willingness to go above and beyond.

·        Describe how you are currently funding your college education.

Gender/Ethnicity/Disability (optional) - Please note your gender,
ethnicity or disability on the page with your essay questions if you
would like that information to be considered with your application.

Letter of referral - Enclose a letter of referral from a faculty
member or an academic advisor who knows your work.

Confirmation of Online Application to the Microsoft Internship Program
- Apply online at http://www.microsoft.com/college for a summer
internship and print out a confirmation page showing you have done so.
 This printed confirmation must be included in your mailed application

Please send your completed application postmarked by February 1 2008 to:
 Microsoft Scholarship Program
 Microsoft Corporation
 One Microsoft Way
 Redmond, WA 98052-8303

Please do not reply to this email.

Thank you,

Microsoft College Recruiting

Marshini Chetty
Human-Centered Computing PhD Student
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

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