Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship

The autonoME’s full augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) capability and environmental control make it possible for quadriplegics to continue their education and pursue their dreams.  You probably remember the story of Manny Galan, the young man from North Port, Florida who aspires to study nuclear engineering with the help of his new autonoME. Did you know that Microsoft sponsors a scholarship for high school seniors with disabilities who desire to attend a college or university?

Students demonstrating a passion for technology and planning to attend an undergraduate program and declare a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business or a related field can apply for a $5000 Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship.  This is a perfect way to help jump start your higher education and future career. Individuals equipped with the autonoME are already set to begin their studies thanks to the integrated Windows operating system.

If you or someone you know is a high school senior with a disability, consider applying for this scholarship.  You must complete an application, write three essays and submit your resume, photo and high school transcripts. The application deadline is April 15th, and awardees will be notified by May 7th.

Good luck!