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Global Impact Scholarship

The 2021 application period is now closed. Please check back later in the year for more information about the 2022 application period.

Palantir launched the Global Impact Scholarship to celebrate and support students from across the globe 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. We especially encourage students from communities that are historically underrepresented in the field of technology to apply.

This year, 10 scholarship recipients will be chosen and invited to a virtual developmental workshop. Programming will include professional development sessions and breakout discussions with our engineers. All recipients will be awarded grants of $5,000 to support their education.


The Global Impact Scholarship is open to students who:

Are undergraduate or master’s students actively enrolled in an accredited university outside of the United States of America during the academic years that the scholarship is awarded i.e. you must be enrolled in both the current (2020-21) and upcoming (2021-22) academic years

Are majoring in or plan to major in the fields of Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related technical field

Have not been a Palantir scholarship recipient in the past

The 2021 application period is now closed. The scholarship recipients selected will be announced in late April 2021. Please check back later in the year for more information about the 2022 application period.

Terms and Conditions

By applying to the Global Impact Scholarship (“Scholarship”), you understand and agree that any personal data collected in connection with your online application may be used by Palantir Technologies Inc. and our subsidiaries, affiliates, and partners worldwide (collectively, “Palantir”) for purposes of processing your application, organizing and administering the Scholarship and complying with all applicable legal obligations. All personal data that you provide is subject to Palantir’s Privacy and Security Statement. Further, if you opt-in to be contacted for future employment opportunities with Palantir, you understand and agree that Palantir will retain your personal information for that purpose and may contact you in the future.

The scholarship funds awarded 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 actively enrolled students for the current (2020-21) and upcoming (2021-22) academic years. Enrollment will be verified after the winners are selected, and all scholarship payments will be made directly to the student.

Please note that no Global Impact Scholarship funds may be awarded or disbursed contrary to applicable sanctions laws or regulations (see here, for example).


  • I am a PhD student, can I apply?
    No. At this time, our scholarship program is only open to undergraduate and Master’s students.
  • I am still in high school. Can I apply?
    No. You need to have graduated high school and be actively enrolled full-time in an accredited university.
  • I am in my final year of my undergraduate program but plan on completing a Master’s program (at either the same or a different university) next academic year. Can I still apply?
    Yes. Provided you are enrolled in an accredited university (outside of the U.S.) in both the current (2020-21) and upcoming (2021-22) academic years you are eligible to apply.
  • I am due to graduate in December 2021, can I still apply?
    Yes. If you will be graduating part-way through the next academic year you are still eligible to apply.
  • I am enrolled in an accredited U.S. university, but am currently studying or living abroad. Can I apply?
    No. However, eligible students can apply to our Women in Technology Scholarship (North America) ( or our Future Fellowship (
  • I am enrolled in an accredited university outside of the U.S., but am currently studying abroad at an accredited U.S. university. Can I apply?
    Yes, as the scholarship is based on the university that will award your degree.
  • Can I apply to other open 2021 Palantir scholarships?
    Yes. You are welcome to apply for multiple scholarships provided you meet the eligibility criteria for each one.
  • I am a part-time student. Can I apply?
    Yes. Part-time students are eligible to apply.

2020 Recipients

Congratulations to our 2020 Global Impact Scholarship recipients!

  • Noris Anubondem Atsina
    Ashesi University College
    Computer Science

  • Vainqueur Jean Claude Mahirwe
    University of Cape Town
    Computer Science

  • Leandro Antonio Silva
    University of Sao Paulo
    Computer Engineering

  • Ategyeka Rodgers
    Makerere University
    Software Engineering

  • Bethel Roger Hall
    Addis Ababa Institute of Technology
    Software Engineering

  • Thayna Pires Baldão
    Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica
    Computer Engineering

  • Ayesha Ahmed
    University of Melbourne
    Computer Science