Western Digital Scholarship Programs

How to Apply

The application for the 2021-2022 school year is hosted by Scholarship America.

Frequently Asked Questions

Access our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about using our online application system, scholarship award payments, and more.

Application Opens
January 20, 2021

Application Due Date
March 24, 2021

Awards Announced

Scholarship Checks Issued to US Schools

Scholarship Funds Wire Transferred to International Schools

For additional information regarding the scholarship program call toll free (855) 670-ISTS (4787) or email contactus@applyISTS.com.

ISTS offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central.

For students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM major, particularly those from underrepresented populations and/or those demonstrating financial need or hardship.  A portion of the scholarships awarded through this fund are reserved for the dependents of Western Digital employees.

Scholarship Amount

Up to $5,000

Number of Scholarships

Up to 500 one-time scholarships


The Western Digital Scholarship Program was established in 2018 to help realize the potential of future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians, as well the dependents the Western Digital workforce. The global scholarship features two components:

  • The We.care Scholarships for Western Digital employee dependents

Western Digital is committed to awarding up to $1 million annually to assist students whose educational opportunities will be expanded by financial assistance.

 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 their 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 Western Digital Employee with an Employee Level of 109 or Below
  • Undergraduate student 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
  • Financial need or hardship