Palantir Technologies Scholarship for Women in Technology
Do you believe that with good technology that people can still solve hard problems and change the world for the better?
We also believe that the best technology is created by teams diverse in background, degree, and gender. The Palantir Technologies Scholarship for Women in Computer Science serves students in a population currently underrepresented in the field of computer science to help them obtain their technical degrees and ultimately make a difference through innovation.
The Scholarship is more than just a grant. It is also a workshop for students and Palantir engineers to learn about the impact that Palantir has on the lives of women worldwide and discuss what more can be done.
Palantir builds the technology that connects the people who care to the data that matters. Our data fusion platforms are the most difficult problems facing the world’s most critical institutions: combatting terrorism, finding missing and exploited children, enabling hundreds of thousands of homeowners to avoid foreclosure, preventing the spread of foodborne illness. And this is only the beginning.
The Scholarships range from $1,500 to $10,000. Scholarship finalists will be flown to our headquarters in Palo Alto, California to participate in a two-day workshop with women at Palantir to experience our work, our culture, and the Bay Area.
- Students must be currently enrolled as a full time student at an accredited 4-year university in the United States
- Must be studying Computer Science or related area of study (e.g. Symbolic Systems or Applied Math, or a Computer Science minor along with a Science or Engineering major area of study)
- Students must have a GPA of 3.5/4.0 or 4.5/5.0 or higher in their area of study
- Both Undergraduate and Graduate students may apply
- Students must remain an active, full-time student during the academic year that the scholarship is awarded
- Applicants must be women
- Must be eligible to work in the United States
- Student submission
- Copy of current undergraduate or graduate transcript
- Curriculum Vitae and/or professional resume (as relevant)
- A thoughtful response to one of the following prompts (max. 800 words)
- What do you hope to achieve by pursuing a technical degree, and why is that important to you?
- What do you believe can be done to increase the number of women who pursue a technical degree, and why is that important to you?
- What are some ways that you believe that technology can promote opportunities for women worldwide?
- Workshop and Interview
- Scholarship finalists will interview at Palantir’s headquarters in Palo Alto, CA (Palantir will cover the cost of travel) to participate in a 2 day workshop with Palantir engineers.
- An on-site interview will be conducted during this time.
- Several grants, ranging from $1,500 to $10,000, will be awarded for the 2012 academic year
- The scholarships are awarded to recipients for one academic year only and are not available for extension or renewal
- Applications are due December 01,2012
- Finalists will be notified of travel days by December 16, 2012
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