Nearly 800 Washington state students win up to $22,500 each through Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program

Nearly 800 Washington state students learned Monday that they are recipients of up to $22,500 each over five years through the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program. The program helps middle- and low-income students who plan to pursue science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care degrees at state universities and colleges.

In 2011, Microsoft and Boeing each committed $25 million to the scholarship program. This year, because of a $25 million investment by the Washington State Legislature, the state’s contribution has grown to a total of $30 million. It adds up to a total of $80 million in funding. And individual awards have increased to a maximum of $22,500, up from $17,000 in previous years.

Learn more about this scholarship program and the students it helps by heading over to the Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Blog.

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