Apply for Our 2023 Paliwal Club of 100 — For Women in Music and S.T.E.A.M!

It goes without saying that both the arts and the sciences are vital to society, and women need to have a seat at the table. Both disciplines are wildly innovative in their own right — and both give meaning to our world. 1,000 Dreams Fund believes it is important that we support and elevate women in these disciplines, for our present and for our future generations.

That’s the whole mission behind the Paliwal Club of 100. The program, launched in partnership with Ila and Dinesh Paliwal Foundation, is intended to help fuel the dreams of pioneering women in the arts and sciences. We specifically offer two funding programs as part of the Paliwal Club of 100 program:

Here’s the timeline for our 2023 Paliwal Club of 100 scholarship applications:

  • Applications Open Today! Thursday, October 5, 2023
  • Application Close: Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Winners Notified: Friday, December 15, 2023

We’ll be selecting 10 recipients for the STEAM Scholars Fund and 10 for the Music Scholars Fund — and each recipient will be awarded a $1,000 microgrant. This type of micro-grant helps support life-changing opportunities like conference travel, tech devices, music and art equipment, educational resources, ground-breaking projects, and more. 

We’re so grateful to work with the Ila and Dinesh Paliwal Foundation on these two initiatives. The foundation is dedicated to creating positive social and economic outcomes for worldwide communities and their future leaders while providing both financial and advisory support to underrepresented populations in STEAM and music.

“Through our work with 1,000 Dreams Fund, we are creating pathways to encourage and support the education, research, and career aspirations of high-potential female students who may not otherwise have the means to pursue their talents”  -Ila and Dinesh Paliwal

Dinesh Paliwal is the retired chairman and CEO of HARMAN and is a board member of Bristol Myers Squibb, Nestlé, and Raytheon Technologies. Ila Paliwal is an award-winning global recording artist, songwriter, composer, and producer. 

Our previous Paliwal Club of 100 Scholars are already setting the standard in their respective fields — and we’re so excited to meet our 2023 winners. Read more about our 2022 winners here.

If you’re a highly motivated woman pursuing a STEAM or music career and are currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or graduate school in the U.S., we want to hear from you!

Good luck to all! We cannot wait to hear more about you and your big dreams.