Purpose: In partnership with the Ila and Dinesh Paliwal Foundation, 1DF created a new scholarship fund specifically to support high potential young women in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) with the intent to help accelerate their progress while in school through their transition into the workforce.
The 1,000 Dreams Fund – Paliwal Club of 100 provides one-time financial assistance to eligible women to help with expenses such as research-related costs, travel to conventions and/or educational conferences, graduate school exam or entry fees, and instructional programs related to creative, artistic or scientific pursuits. This grant is not intended for everyday expenses (e.g., utility bills, food costs) or costs related to medical care. Our aim is to provide access to educational opportunities beyond tuition.
Criteria: To be eligible for this grant you must be female and currently enrolled in a two-year, four-year college/university or graduate school in the U.S. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
Guidelines: Applications must be submitted by the deadline below to be considered for that semester.
Amount: 5 or more grants of at a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $1,000 will be awarded each semester. Grants are not renewable, however, non-selected applicants may re-apply.
- 2020 Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020. Grants will be awarded and notification provided to recipients by Friday, November 20. Grants will be disbursed by Friday, December 18, 2020.