Palantir Scholarship for Women in Engineering

How will you change the world for the better?

From finding missing and exploited children to combating human trafficking to providing relief to victims of natural disasters, organizations around the world depend on good technology to solve hard problems that affect millions of people. And the very best technology can only be built by diverse teams.

We created the Palantir Scholarship for Women in Engineering to support and celebrate women pursuing technical study and beginning careers in technology. We are committed to advancing women's development and representation in the field by recognizing achievement in the study of computer science, engineering, and related disciplines.

Finalists will visit Palantir headquarters in Palo Alto for a full-day workshop with women at Palantir to experience our work, our culture, and the Bay Area. The workshop provides a unique opportunity to share ideas and learn about how technological innovation is making an impact throughout the world. All finalists will receive a grant—ranging from $1,500 to $10,000—to support their studies, and select finalists will complete a Palantir internship in either Summer or Fall 2016.

Read more about our 2014-2015 Scholarship winners and their experiences on our blog.


Undergraduate women who have completed at least one full academic year by Spring 2016 and can demonstrate a strong focus in computer science or a STEM field are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university and eligible to work in the United States. Applicants must also intend to be active, full-time students during the 2015-2016 academic year, toward which the scholarship grant will be applied.

Please submit your resume, transcripts, and essay along with the application, here.

Essay prompt:
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 extra-curricular setting. We'd like to hear about the problem, how you used technology to apply a practical solution, the impact of the project, and the challenges you overcame along the way. Please limit your essay to 500 words or less.

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