[VABS] Fwd: [Nfbnet-students-list] FW: Accepting Applications for Microsoft's Ninja Camp and disAbility Scholarship!

André Hill andrehill6188 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 10:59:26 UTC 2019

Hey VABS Members!

Check this out!!!


André E. Hill

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From: David Andrews via Nfbnet-students-list <
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Date: Wed, Jan 9, 2019, 10:38 PM
Subject: [Nfbnet-students-list] FW: Accepting Applications for Microsoft's
Ninja Camp and disAbility Scholarship!
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*From:* Mylene Padolina (MBO Partners) [ mailto:v-mypad at microsoft.com
<v-mypad at microsoft.com>]
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 08, 2019 10:36 PM
*To:* Mylene Padolina
*Cc:* Jessica Rafuse (CELA); Heather Dowdy (CELA)
*Subject:* Accepting Applications for Microsoft’s Ninja Camp and
disAbility Scholarship!

Hello NGO Partners,

Happy New Year! We are accepting applications for two Microsoft programs
designed to empower youth with disabilities and build a pipeline of talent.
We request your support in promoting these programs in your communities to
expand our reach, drive applications and increase participation.

*Ninja Camp *Last August, we launched a weeklong Ninja Camp
at our Redmond, WA campus for high school students with disabilities to
provide an introduction to technology, life at Microsoft, and the future of
accessibility. Our goal for 2019 is to expand the camp to serve 50 middle
and high school students (current 7th-10th graders). Participants will
develop digital skills using Microsoft products, connect with Microsoft
employees with disabilities, learn to leverage their personal strengths,
and train to join the next generation of Accessibility community leaders.
This free day camp will take place from 9:00am-4:00pm on August 12-16, 2019
at the Microsoft Corporate Campus in Redmond, WA. Students outside of the
Seattle area are welcome to apply and are encouraged to work with their
families to arrange housing and transportation to and from camp as
needed. *Online
are due by February 1, 2019. Applicants, their families, teachers, and
community partners are invited to join us for a Ninja Camp Q&A conference
call on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 4:00pm Pacific Time. Conference call
numbers are: 206-800-4384, 425-616-0754 and 866-679-9995 (toll-free).
Conference ID is 13346208#. If accommodations are needed to join the Q&A
call or if you have any questions in meantime, please contact
ninjacamp at microsoft.com .

*DisAbility Scholarship *The disAbility Scholarship 
created in 2013 to enable high school students with disabilities to go to
college and target a career in the technology industry. Each year this
scholarship is awarded to promising high school seniors who plan to attend
a vocational or academic college in the US (or a school with a US
affiliate) and have a financial need. Scholarship requirements and
application materials can be found on the disAbility Scholarship website
*Applications are due by March 1, 2019.* Questions regarding the
scholarship can be direct to scholarships at seattlefoundation.org.

Thanks for your partnership in advancing inclusive opportunities and


Mylene Padolina
Ninja Camp Planning Team
Microsoft Accessibility

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