Women in Technology Scholarship
(North America)

The 2019 application period is now open. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.

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 to become leaders in these fields.

This year, 10 scholarship recipients will be chosen and invited to visit our headquarters in Palo Alto for a full-day, all-expenses paid developmental workshop. Programming will include professional development sessions, breakouts with our engineers, and some fun social activities! All recipients are awarded grants of $7,000 to support their education.


The Women In Technology Scholarship (North America) is open to students who:

Are active, full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited U.S., Canadian or Mexican college/university during the academic years that the scholarship is awarded, i.e., you must be enrolled in both the current (2018-19) and upcoming (2019-20) academic years.

Are a freshman, sophomore, or junior who are majoring in or plan to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields

Identify as women

Have not been recipients in the past

If you have any questions about eligibility please email us.

The scholarship funds awarded for Palantir's Women in Technology Scholarship (North America) must be spent on education related expenses, such as tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the students' classes at their primary university. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full-time students for the current (2018-19) and upcoming (2019-20) academic years. Enrollment will be verified after the winners are selected, and all scholarship payments will be made directly to the student. View Palantir’s Privacy and Security Statement.

Ready to apply?

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship program. To apply, please submit the following materials by Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.

The Women in Technology Scholarship (North America) Application (Please download, complete and save as a PDF file.)

A copy of your resume

A copy of your transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

We will select 10 scholarship recipients to visit our Palo Alto headquarters on Monday, April 22, 2019. Finalists will be announced in early April.

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  • I am a Master's/PhD student, can I apply?
    No. At this time, our scholarship program is only open to undergraduate students.
  • I am still in high school, but have taken enough college units to be in freshman standing. Can I apply?
    No. You need to have graduated high school and be actively enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university.
  • I have completed enough credits to be in senior standing, but will not graduate until 2020. Can I apply?
    Yes. Since you are technically in your third year, you may apply.
  • I am enrolled in an accredited U.S., Canadian or Mexican university, but am currently studying abroad. Can I apply?
    Yes. However, if selected, you will need to be available to attend the Palo Alto office visit on April 22.
  • I am enrolled in an accredited U.S., Canadian or Mexican university, but am currently studying abroad at an accredited European university. Should I apply to the WIT-NA scholarship or the WIT-EU scholarship?
    You should apply to WIT-NA, as the scholarship is based off of the school you will receive your degree from. However, if selected, please note that you will need to be available to attend the Palo Alto office visit on April 22.
  • What if my official or full transcript is not available?
    If you aren't able to obtain an official or full transcript, we will accept your most recent transcript, i.e. an unofficial transcript, or any proof of enrollment.
  • What is considered a STEM major?
    STEM is an acronym referring to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; majoring in STEM major means that you will graduate with a degree in one of those aforementioned fields. If you are unsure whether your major falls into this category, please review this list from the U.S. National Science Foundation of programs commonly considered to be in STEM. If you are pursuing a degree in something that you feel qualifies as a STEM degree but is not listed, please reach out to us to determine eligibility.

Still have questions?

Send an email to wit-scholarship@palantir.com. Please allow up to 2 business days for a response.

2018 Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 Women in Technology Scholarship recipients!

2018 Recipients

Diana Arreola
Computer Science
Scripps College

Sonia Murthy
Intelligent Systems
Princeton University

Jacqueline Fashimpaur
Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Eleanor Lewis
Computer Engineering
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Francisca Vasconcelos
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Marla Odell
Computer Science, Economics and Data Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Janina Taberna
Mechanical Engineering
University of Toronto

Priyanka Agarwal
Computer Science and Economics
Harvey Mudd College

Laura Bingeman
Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo

Erica Yarmol-Matusiak
Health Informatics and Business Administration
Western University

2017 Recipients

Congratulations to our 2017 Women in Technology Scholarship recipients!

Anvita Gupta
Computer Science
Stanford University

Sumaiya Shrabony
Computer Science
Hofstra University

Claire Seiler
Computer Engineering
University of Florida

Azra Ismail
Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Susie Choi
Computer Science
Duke University

Kristen Reilly
Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware

Myra Gupta
Computer Science
Cornell University

Nithya Deepak
Computer Science
Scripps College

Candace Williams
Computer Science
Howard University

Annie Chen
Computer Science
Yale University