Western Digital Scholarship Program

How to Apply

The application for the 2019-2020 school year is hosted by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc., (ISTS) and can be accessed by clicking below.

Apply Now

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Application Opens
January 9, 2019

Application Due Date
April 3, 2019

Awards Announced
May 22, 2019

Scholarship Checks Issued to US Schools
July 26, 2019

Scholarship Funds Wire Transferred to International Schools
August 30, 2019

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 women and students of Latino or African-American descent who are majoring in STEM related fields and legal dependents of Western Digital employees who are planning to attend an accredited four-year college.

Scholarship Amount

Up to $5,000

Number of Scholarships

Up to 500 one-time scholarships

Background

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 Western Digital Scholarships for STEM open to students pursing degrees in STEM disciplines
  • 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.

 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
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand

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 on a full-time basis at a four-year accredited University located in the countries where scholarships are being offered
  • Majoring in Computer Science (B.S. programs only), Engineering, Mathematics or Science (excluding agricultural sciences, health and other life sciences)
  • Minimum grade average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Demonstrated financial need or hardship
  • Traditionally under-represented 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 its employee’s dependents to thrive through the 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