The Western Digital Scholarship Program

The Western Digital Scholarship Program was established in 2018 to help realize the potential of future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the global scholarship program is only available to eligible dependents of Western Digital employees. Please check back in January 2022 when we will resume accepting applications from all students.
Western Digital remains committed to awarding scholarships to encourage and assist students whose educational opportunities will be expanded by financial assistance. Because when we uplift our students to reach their goals, we all win.

Western Digital scholarships are one-time awards. The maximum award per recipient is $5,000 USD with a lifetime maximum of two awards. Scholarships

Western Digital creates opportunities for our employee dependents to thrive through our Scholarships. This program was 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, and the overall quality of the application.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Legal dependent* of a regular full time Western Digital employee with an employee level of 109 or below as of the application deadline.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Undergraduate student enrolled (or plan to be enrolled) on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year college/university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Additionally, preference will be given to students with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).

Western Digital Scholarships for STEM

This program is currently not available for the 2021-2022 academic year. We will resume accepting applications in January 2022.

2021 Program Timeline

Application Open
Application Due Date
Awards Announced
January 20, 2021
3:00 PM (U.S. Central Time) on March 24, 2021
By Mid May 2021

How to Apply

The application opens on January 20, 2021. Click the link below to access it:


Please be aware, clicking the link will navigate you away from the Western Digital corporate website to the application hosted by Scholarship America.


For additional information please contact

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 including Scholarship America and ATIDIM to identify students fitting our applicant profile, process applications, award scholarships, and provide support services to scholarship recipients.