[Mdabs] Fwd: Microsoft Accepting Application for Youth Programs

Chris Nusbaum cnusbaumnfb at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 22:27:29 UTC 2019

> Microsoft is accepting applications for two programs designed to empower youth with disabilities and build a pipeline of talent.
> Ninja Camp
> Last August, Microsoft launched a weeklong Ninja Camp at their Redmond, WA campus for high school students with disabilities to provide an introduction to technology, life at Microsoft, and the future of accessibility. Their 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 applications are due by February 1, 2019. Applicants, their families, teachers, and community partners are invited to join Microsoft representatives on 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 was 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.
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