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Women in Technology Scholarship
(North America)

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

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.

Eligibility

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 (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

Identify as women

Have not been recipients in the past


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

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

FAQ's

  • 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 2021. 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 20.
  • 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 20.
  • 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.

2020 Recipients

Congratulations to our 2020 Women in Technology Scholarship recipients!

2020 Recipients
  • Esuvat Kimberly Bomani
    Cornell University
    Information Science

  • Chiara Amisola
    Yale University
    Computer Science & Art

  • Mosopefoluwa Abigail Olusegun-Lartey
    Drexel University
    Animation and Visual Effects

  • Daniela Guajardo Ibarra
    Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
    Computer Science and Technology Engineering

  • Lada Nuzhna
    Northwestern University
    Computer Science

  • Rufaro Gapare
    McGill University
    Computer Science & Physics

  • Rosaleen Xiong
    The University of Texas - Austin
    Computer Science

  • Rosy Sultana
    George Mason University
    Computer Science

  • Pelagia Majoni
    Haverford College
    Computer Science

  • Grace McGrath
    CUNY - The City College of New York
    Electrical Engineering

2019 Recipients

Congratulations to our 2019 Women in Technology Scholarship recipients!

  • Jessika Baral
    Washington University at Saint Louis
    Genomics and Computational Biology

  • Kavya Kopparapu
    Harvard University
    Computer Science and Neuroscience

  • Naba Rizvi
    University of Toledo
    Information Technology

  • Kayra Yasa
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Materials Science and Engineering

  • Natalie Margulies
    Harvard University
    Computer Science and Statistics

  • Sirinda Wongpanich
    University of California Berkeley
    Computer Science

  • Shondace Thomas
    Howard University
    Computer Science

  • Jeyla Aranjo
    Stanford University
    Computer Science

  • Julia Gong
    Stanford University
    Mathematical and Computational Science

  • Catherine Yeo
    Harvard University
    Computer Science and Mathematics