Future Scholarship

The 2019 application period is now open. The deadline to apply is Sunday 7 April 2019 at 11:59PM PST.

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.

Eligibility

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 (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

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

Have not been finalists in the past

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 (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.

*http://www.nacme.org/underrepresented-minorities



Ready to apply?

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship program. To apply, please submit the following materials by Sunday 7 April 2019 at 11:59AM PST.

The Future Scholarship 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 Washington, D.C. office on Friday, May 3, 2019. Finalists will be announced in late April.

Apply now



FAQs

  • 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 a senior, graduating in 2019, can I apply?
    No. At this time, our scholarship program is only open to freshman, sophomores or juniors currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
  • 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 Washington, D.C. office visit on May 3.
  • 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.
  • What do you consider an underrepresented ethnic minority in STEM?
    • Black/African American
    • Hispanic/Latinx
    • Native American (i.e. First Nations and Indigenous American groups), Alaska Native
    Please reference this site for more information.

Still Have Questions?

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

2018 Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 Future Scholarship recipients!

2018 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
Chemistry
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

2017 Recipients

Congratulations to our 2017 Future Scholarship recipients!

Jalen McGee
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
North Carolina State University

Chidera Igbokwe
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland

Elijah Staple
Computer Science
University of Colorado, Boulder

Jonathan Iyandemye
Applied Math & Computer Science
Harvard University

Tianna Woodson
Computer Science
Virginia Tech

Ayisha Jackson
Materials Engineering
Brown University

Sharon Kipruto
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Hooper
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley

Erica Fagnan
Math & Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara

Fatima Ibrahim
Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley