Future Scholarship

The 2020 application period will open January 6, 2020. Please check back then for details on how to apply.

We launched the Palantir Future Scholarship in 2016 to celebrate and support students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in STEM who are beginning careers in technology. We hope to encourage these students in their computer science, engineering, and technical studies, and celebrate their potential to become leaders in these fields.

This year, 10 scholarship recipients will be chosen and invited to visit our Washington, D.C. office 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 $7,000 to support their education.


The Future Scholarship 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 (2019-20) and upcoming (2020-21) academic years

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

Are from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group in STEM (African-American/Black, Hispanic, Native American)*

Have not been finalists in the past

We iterate on the scholarship eligibility every year, so the above is subject to change.

If you have any questions about eligibility, please email us.

The scholarship funds awarded for Palantir's Future Scholarship 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 (2020-21) and upcoming (2020-21) 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?

The 2020 application period will open January 6, 2020. Please check back then for details on how to apply.

Still Have Questions?

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

2019 Recipients

Congratulations to our 2019 Future Scholarship recipients!

2019 Recipients

Chineye Emeghara
Computer Science
University of Texas at Austin

Dora Cecilia Gurfinkel
Computer Science and Mathematics
University of Texas at Austin

Florencia Cabral Berenfus
Computer Science
University of Colorado - Boulder

Giovanna Lemos Ribeiro
Computer Science and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University

Jeanette Hill
Chemical Engineering
Purdue University

Jeanne Lyse Mugeni
Optical Engineering
University of Rochester

Kermit Alexander II
Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas

Maya Foster
Johns Hopkins University

Raven Witherspoon
Virginia Commonwealth University

Tatiana Kapos
Computer Science
University of Arizona

2018 Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 Future Scholarship recipients!

Jessica Quaye
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rui Aguiar
Computer Science
Stanford University

Amar Agustín Bhardwaj
Chemical Engineering
Columbia University

Daniel Won
Emory University

Abdoul Aziz Sandotin Coulibaly
Civil and Enviornmental Engineering
University of California - Berkeley

Jeffrey Fabian
Computer Science
Columbia University

Christina Core
Chemical Engineering
Purdue University

Leira C. Sánchez Quiñones
Mechanical Engineering
The University Puerto Rico Mayaguez

Tinotenda Petros
Computer Science and Engineering
Lehigh University

Sydney Johnson
Chemical Engineering
Stanford University