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Global Impact Scholarship

The 2020 application period is now closed. Please check back in December for the next open application period.

Palantir has 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, 5 scholarship recipients will be awarded $5,000 to support their education.


The Global Impact Scholarship is open to students who:

Are active, full-time undergraduate or master’s students enrolled in an accredited college/university outside of North America (US, Canada, or Mexico). Students in North America can apply to our Future Scholarship.

Are active, full-time students enrolled 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 majoring in or plan to major in the fields of Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.

Have not been a Palantir scholarship recipient in the past

The scholarship funds awarded for Palantir's Global Impact 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 (2019-20) 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 is now closed. Please check back in December for the next open application period.


  • 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 graduating in 2020, can I apply?
    No. At this time, our scholarship program is only open to students who will be enrolled in the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • 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 2021. Can I apply?
    Yes. Since you are technically in your third year, you may apply.
  • I am enrolled in an accredited US, Canadian, or Mexican university, but am currently studying abroad. Can I apply?
    No. Students enrolled in a US, Canadian, or Mexican university can apply to our Future scholarship.
  • 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.

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