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1DF presents: The Paliwal Club

1,000 Dreams Fund and the Ila and Dinesh Paliwal Foundation are partnering to launch the Paliwal Club of 100, a scholarship initiative aimed at fueling the dreams of talented women in need who aspire to careers in the S.T.E.A.M. and music fields.

Over the next 10 years, students will annually be able to apply to our two Paliwal Club of 100 Funds:

Our future Paliwal Club of 100 grantees aim to set the standard in their respective fields. They will be able to put their microgrants toward life-changing opportunities like conference travel, tech devices, music and art equipment, ground-breaking projects — you name it. If you’re a highly motivated woman pursuing a STEAM or music career, send an application our way.

The Ila and Dinesh Paliwal Foundation is dedicated to creating positive social and economic outcomes for worldwide communities and their future leaders. By providing both financial and advisory support to underrepresented populations in science, tech, engineering, arts and math and in music, the foundation promotes innovation across the board.

An absence of gender diversity in technical and creative fields is unacceptable, and it’s time leaders and companies take meaningful action to drive change for future generations. Through our work with 1,000 Dreams Fund we will create pathways to encourage and support the education, research and career aspirations of high potential female students that may not otherwise have the means to pursue their talents.

Dinesh and Ila Paliwal - Ila is a classically trained Indian vocalist, songwriter and producer. Dinesh, the CEO of HARMAN, is an accomplished businessman and engineer by education. The couple have two children, Aasheesh and Shriya, who also advise the Family Foundation.

When you advance women in the arts and sciences, you advance society. Let’s do this.

Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholars Fund

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: Five (5) grants of $1,000 will be awarded in 2023. Grants are not renewable, however, non-selected applicants may re-apply.

Application Opens: Thursday, October 5, 2023

Deadline:

  • 2023 Deadline: Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Winners will be announced on or around January 8, 2024 (new date given overwhelming interest in program).

Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholars Fund

Purpose: In partnership with the Ila and Dinesh Paliwal Foundation, 1DF created the Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholars Fund, a new scholarship fund specifically to support high potential young women in music 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 Music Scholars Fund 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 or artistic 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: Five (5) grants of $1,000 will be awarded in 2023. Grants are not renewable, however, non-selected applicants may re-apply.

Application Opens: Thursday, October 5, 2023

Deadline:

  • 2023 Deadline: Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Winners will be announced on or around January 8, 2024 (new date given overwhelming interest in program).

Paliwal Club of 100: STEAM Scholars Fund Winners

Maneeza K., 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an emergency physician for Doctors without Borders.

Pristine O., 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a biomedical researcher.

Trinity W., 21 – FUNDED

My dream is to help other women achieve their dreams.

Adedayo A., 28 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a professor and a researcher.

Stella M., 22 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a business analyst.

Rachel Foye, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to promote sustainable decision-making in business.

Allie O., 25 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a marine ecologist and scientific diver.

Irene A., 20 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a researcher in the field of biotechnology.

Sydney G., 20 – FUNDED

My dream is to work in biomedical sciences or environmental public health.

Lesley Lopez, 20 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Kayvonne F., 20 – FUNDED

My dream is to be part of a research team developing biologics.

Anna Zachariou, 24 – FUNDED

My dream is to get my master's degree and Ph.D.

Udoka N., 21 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a UX designer.

Sara Gallegos, 21 – FUNDED

My dream is to make STEM more accessible to others.

Cynthia-Rae M., 24 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a nurse educator and clinical researcher.

Stephany Melissa Alfaro Barrera, 21 – FUNDED

My dream is to tell the stories of my home country and help others there.

Faith Bailey, 20 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a small animal veterinary surgeon.

Gayda Mohamed, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a trauma surgeon.

Samantha Townsend, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to work in tech and become a math professor to encourage others.

Kaleigh Coker, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a genetic researcher.

Charlie Chesney, 29 – FUNDED

My dream is to lead teams to develop solutions to environmental problems.

Niharika Shukla, 22 – FUNDED

My dream is to develop more sustainable tech and reduce carbon emissions.

Myshela Todd, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a wildlife biologist.

Nishtha Tripathi, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a surgeon.

Kerritt Saintal, 28 – FUNDED

My dream is to translate research into resources for underserved populations.

Maria, 27 – FUNDED

My dream is be a space electronics engineer.

Sarah, 33 – FUNDED

My dream is be a full-time, professional artist.

Senaida, 18 – FUNDED

My dream is be the first Asian woman to win the GRAMMY for Producer of the Year

Kaitlyn, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to continue conducting research while teaching college.

Lia, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a licensed veterinarian.

Keia, 24 – FUNDED

My dream is to aid people through policy and advocacy.

Rachel, 26 – FUNDED

My dream is to advocate for women in STEM while continuing my research work.

Chloe, 24 – FUNDED

My dream is to become a neuroscientist.

Winnie, 22 – FUNDED

My dream is to work in engineering-related policymaking.

Sharon, 20 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an IU/UX designer.

Michelle, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a software engineer.

Busola, 32 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a biostatistician at a research institute.

Bronte, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to intertwine the world of technology with storytelling and film.

Angelica, 21 – FUNDED

My dream is to run for public office.

Paliwal Club of 100:: Music Scholars Fund Winners

Natalie B., 23 – FUNDED

My dream is to make classical music more accessible.

Becca H., 21 – FUNDED

My dream is to perform, collaborate, teach, and write music.

Ayoun K., 25 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a cello teacher at the collegiate level.

Joi M., 33 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a film and TV composer.

Faith P., 30 – FUNDED

My dream is to forge a lasting career in the music industry.

Lorien Britt, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to have a career as an orchestral and solo flutist.

Kaleigh L., 21 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a performer and educator.

Isabelle Olmeda, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a high-school orchestra director.

Reilly Love, 37 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a producer and own a commercial studio.

Marina Akamatsu, 21 – FUNDED

My dream is to be an orchestral conductor.

Sophia Alfa, 21 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a performing artist, selling out concerts globally.

Ashlee Sanchez, 22 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a professional musician/producer.

Rory Shirley, 19 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a performer and playwright.

ShaDaia, 23 – FUNDED

My dream is to be a music engineer and teacher.