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. Applications must include at least one but no more than two letters of recommendation and an essay explaining how the grant would be used. Selection will be based on application contents, financial need and information gathered from letter(s) of recommendation. Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply.
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.
- Fall semester deadline: ***The fall semester deadline for 2019 has been extended to Friday, November 22! Grants will be awarded and notification provided to recipients on or before December 20, 2019. Grants will be disbursed by January 10, 2020.*** October 1, 2019. Grants will be awarded and notification provided to recipients by November 15. Grants will be disbursed by Jan. 1
- Spring semester deadline: May 1, 2020. Grants will be awarded and notification provided to the recipients by June 15. Grants will be disbursed by August 1.