Purpose: In partnership with the Ila and Dinesh Paliwal Foundation, 1DF created the Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholars Fund, 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 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.
Amount: 5 or more grants of at a minimum of $750 to a maximum of $1,500 will be awarded each semester. Grants are not renewable, however, non-selected applicants may re-apply.
- 2021 Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021. Grants will be awarded and notification provided to recipients by Friday, December 10, 2021. Grants will be disbursed by Friday, December 31, 2021.