Women in Technology Scholarship

Applications for 2016-2017 are now open!

We launched the Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship in 2010 to celebrate and support women who are beginning careers in technology. We hope to encourage women to pursue computer science, engineering, and technical studies, and become leaders in the field.

Each year, 10 scholarship recipients visit our headquarters in Palo Alto for a full-day workshop to learn about our work, see demos of our products, and meet Palantirians. All scholarship recipients are awarded grants of up to $10,000 to support their education, and select participants are offered a Palantir internship.


Women who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

Undergraduates who have finished at least one academic year in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field

Enrolled in an accredited U.S. college/university

Active, full-time students during the academic year that the scholarship is awarded

Eligible to work in the United States

Application process

We are currently accepting applications for 2016-2017. To apply, please submit a response to the prompt below along with your resume and college/university transcripts (unofficial transcripts are fine) to scholarship@palantir.com. All documents should be in PDF format. The deadline to apply is August 19, 2016, at 11:59 PM PT.

Describe a technical project you are currently working on or have worked on in the past. This can be an individual or team project, completed in an academic or extracurricular setting. Tell us about the problem, how you used technology to apply a practical solution, the impact or outcomes of the project, and the challenges you overcame along the way. Please limit your essay to no more than 500 words.

2015-2016 Finalists

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 recipients of the Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship

Kate Park
Computer Science
Stanford University

Emma Marriot
Computer Science
Stanford University

Nivetha Govindaraju
Computer Science
Western University

Asha Owens
Computational Neuroscience
Brown University

Dania Abdulhamid
University of Michigan

Natalie Cluck
Computer Science
Texas A&M

Diane Nguyen
Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Grace Young
Computer Science
Stanford University

Helen Foster
Computer Science

Eehita Parameswaran
Computer Science