The Western Digital Scholarship Program was established in 2018 to help realize the potential of future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians, as well as the dependents of our talented workforce. The global program is committed to awarding up to $1 million in scholarships to encourage and assist students whose educational opportunities will be expanded by financial assistance. Because when we uplift students to reach their goals, we all win.

The Western Digital Scholarship program will award up to 400, one-time scholarships per year. The maximum total award per recipient is $5,000 USD.

Western Digital Scholarships For STEM

Western Digital is committed to addressing access to STEM education for underrepresented and underprivileged students. Scholarships are currently awarded to deserving students in the following countries:

  • United States
  • China
  • India
  • Israel*
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand

*Our current program in Israel is through a separate partnership with Silicon Valley Community Foundation and ATIDIM.

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in extracurricular and / or community activities, financial need, and the overall quality of the application. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student enrolled (or to be enrolled) on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States, China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Philippines or Thailand
  • Undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Science (excluding agricultural sciences, health and other life sciences) in a B.S. program only
  • Minimum grade average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Demonstrated financial need or hardship
  • Traditionally underrepresented populations in the STEM disciplines, including females and individuals of African-American or Latino descent in the United States

 

We.care Scholarships

In addition to the Western Digital Scholarships for STEM, Western Digital is creating opportunities for our employee dependents to thrive through our We.care Scholarships.

This program has been established to support the educational pursuits of deserving dependents of Western Digital employees. In recognition of the breadth of talent represented by our employee base, this program is open to students of all majors. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in extracurricular and / or community activities, the overall quality of the application and financial need.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal dependent of a regular, full-time Western Digital employee with an employee level of 109 or below at the time the application is submitted
  • Undergraduate student enrolled (or to be enrolled) on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year college/university
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Demonstrated financial need or hardship 

 

2019 Program Timeline

Application Open
Application Due Date
Awards Announced
January 9, 2019
11:59PM PST on April 3, 2019
By May 24, 2019

 

Questions?

For additional information regarding the scholarship program click here for FAQs or call toll free (855) 670-ISTS (4787). ISTS offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central.

Our Partners

The Western Digital Scholarship Program is a donor-involved scholarship fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF). Through SVCF we partner with key organizations like, International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS) and ATIDIM to identify students fitting our applicant profile, process applications, award scholarships and provide support services to scholarship recipients.