Girl Up Scholarship Fund 2021 [Scholarship Upto Rs. 65L]: Apply by May 17: Expired


Applications are now open for the Girl Up Scholarship Fund 2021.

Girl Up is committed to bridging the gender gap and breaking down barriers everywhere they exist. Supported by partners and donors, the new Girl Up Scholarship Fund honors young leaders’ unwavering commitment to making the world a better place for every girl, everywhere. In its first year, the Fund will support 20 Girl Up members as they pursue higher education.


Girl Up will award $87,500 in scholarships ($2,500 to at least 35 participants).

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Girl Up Scholarship Fund, applicants must:

  • Be a Girl Up member from anywhere around the world
  • Enrolled in a 2-year, 4-year, or technical college by the time of selection (graduating high school seniors can apply!)
  • Be pursuing education related to select categories:
    • Storytelling – If you are majoring in communications, creative writing, videography, graphic design, journalism, or a related field OR you are using storytelling to create change in your community.
      Examples: being on your school newspaper, organizing poetry readings, using your social media as a platform for change, etc.
    • Sports – If you are majoring in kinesiology, sports medicine, athletic training, sports administration and management, pre-physical therapy, physical education teaching, or a related field OR you are using sports to create change in your community.
      Examples: mentoring younger female athletes, playing a collegiate sport and using your platform for social good, increasing spectators at female sporting events, etc.
    • STEM – If you are majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a related field OR you are using STEM to create change in your community.
      Examples: teaching younger students to code, creating an app for social good, tutoring female students in STEM, etc.
Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation and selection criteria will be weighted for a competitive and fair evaluation. Selection criteria will include:

  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality
  • Leadership potential
  • Community involvement and school activities
  • Educational and career goals and challenges
  • Past academic performance (e.g. GPA)
  • Applicant’s background (e.g. financial need, first-gen, DACA, disabilities, etc.)
  • Letter of recommendation from an instructor, mentor, etc. and not a family member
How to Apply?

The Girl Up Scholarship Fund application is open to self-identified girls, young women, and gender non-conforming youth who were assigned female at birth, of all nationalities and backgrounds. Girl Up welcomes Scholarship Fund applications from all individuals regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, cultural and ethnic background, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To apply online, click here. The last date to apply is May 17, 2021.


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