Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarships

BAM is dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees and encouraging students to pursue a career in technology.

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarships
This year BAM will award 27 scholarships totaling $175,000:

  • Four (4) $20,000 scholarships distributed over 4 years ($5,000 per year, renewable)
  • Eight (8) $10,000 scholarships distributed over 2 years ($5,000 per year, renewable)
  • 15 – $1,000 one -time scholarships

The BAM Scholarship was created to enable Black and African American students to attend college and pursue a career in technology.  The goal is to empower future generations to do and be more.

To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a US-based high school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, Ethiopian, etc.)
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the US in the fall immediately following your high school graduation
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing)
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology
  • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Require financial assistance to attend college

To learn more, visit:

American Express x Pathway To Purpose: Pathway to Purpose CEO & Founder Samantha Sinclair partnered with American Express Business as one of their 100 Founders of Change. Learn more about her journey into education entrepreneurship and how you can support our mission to empower 1,000,000 students through the innovative College Study Flashcards (see the video below!).

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