There’s no better way to start an incredible year than with the announcement today of our Paliwal Club of 100 S.T.E.A.M. Scholars and Music Scholars Fund Winners for the 2022 year.
Since 2019, the Paliwal Club of 100 has been supporting high-potential young women in S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), thanks to our incredible partnership with Ila and Dinesh Paliwal Foundation and their two children, Aasheesh (“ShiShi”) and Shriya.
Last year, when we added a Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholars program, it was music to our ears — because, when we advance women in both the arts and sciences, we advance society.
The mission behind both the STEAM Scholars and the Music Scholars programs is to help accelerate students’ progress in school while providing continued support through their transition into the workforce.
Our 15 winners each receive $1,000 scholarships to assist with educational opportunities that extend beyond tuition. That could be anything from research-related costs, to travel for conventions and/or educational conferences, graduate school exam or entrance fees, instructional programs related to creative or artistic pursuits, and more.
We are pleased to announce our 2022 Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholars:
Allie O. – University of Maine, B.S. Marine Science
Anna Zachariou – University of Central Florida, Optics & Photonics and Materials Science & Engineering
Donna Thomas – PCOM Georgia, Pharm.D.
Irene A. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Chemical Engineering
Kayvonne F. – Indiana University Bloomington, Biotechnology
Lesley Lopez – University of Houston-Clear Lake, B.S. Biology
Rachel Foye – Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S. Data Science
Sara Gallegos – Virginia Tech, Biochemistry
Sydney G. – College of William and Mary, B.S. Biology
Udoka N. – University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), User Experience Design and Computer Science
Also, a round of applause for our 2022 Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholars:
Isabelle Olmeda – University of Miami, Bachelor of Music – Music Education
Kaleigh L. – University of Southern Mississippi, Bachelor of Music – Choral Music Education
Lorien Britt – Manhattan School of Music, Bachelor of Music – Classical Flute Performance
Marina Akamatsu – Florida State University, Bachelor of Music
Reilly Love – Berklee College of Music, Bachelor of Music – Music Production and Audio Engineering
We are so excited for this group of talented students and are proud to support their endeavors.
To learn more about 1,000 Dreams Fund and how you can support our work to fuel the deserving dreams of talented women, click here.