The Paliwal Club of 100, in partnership with the Ila and Dinesh Paliwal Foundation (Dinesh is the CEO of HARMAN, a Samsung company), aims to help close the gender gap in “S.T.E.A.M.” fields. S.T.E.A.M. includes science, tech, engineering, arts and math. The Paliwal Club of 100 Scholarship funds the dreams of 100 female leaders by awarding microgrants for life-changing opportunities. This includes conference travel, tech devices, music and art equipment, and ground-breaking projects.
Who is eligible to apply for the Paliwal Club of 100 Scholarship?
The scholarship criteria is pretty simple. To be eligible for this grant, you must:
- Be female
- Currently enrolled in a two-year, four-year college/university or graduate school in the United States
- Demonstrate financial need
The application asks for specific information about how you plan to use the microgrant if awarded. In addition, be prepared to write short written responses about career goals as related to S.T.E.A.M. Also, share why a grant would help you financially. Finally, make sure that you use specific, detailed information so that your responses “speak” to the selection committee.
How much is this scholarship worth?
Each lucky winner receives a $1,000 microgrant to put toward her future studies. Each year, the committee awards five or more grants!
These grants are awarded to help with expenses such as costs related to research, travel to conventions and/or educational conferences, graduate school exams/entry fees, and instructional programs related to creative, artistic, or scientific pursuits.
When is the scholarship application due?
The 2020 application deadline is Friday, October 16, 2020. All recipients will be notified of their winning status by Friday, November 20, 2020. On Friday, December 18, 2020, winners receive their grants.
Remember, applicants can reapply if not chosen the first time they apply.
Want to check out previous winners? Click here to take a look at their accomplishments.
Best of luck to all applicants!
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