Keeping with its motto ‘The world needs science and science needs women’, L’Oréal India invites applications from women students who have completed class XII in India for the 16th edition of its ‘For Young Women in Science’ (FYWIS) Scholarship Programme. L’Oréal India will award scholarships worth INR 2.5 lakh each to 50 promising but economically disadvantaged young women to help them complete their graduation in any scientific field from a recognised college/university in India.
Recognising the importance of women in science, Snehhal Chitneni, chief- communications, sustainability & public affairs at L’Oréal India said, “L’Oréal strongly believes that science is the source of progress, and the contribution of women is vital. Our For Young Women in Science scholarship aims to provide aid and encouragement to young women who want to pursue an education and a career in science, but lack the means to do so. Entering our 16th year, we hope to reach out to many such deserving candidates in the future."
Since its inception in 2003, L’Oreal India has given over 300 scholarships to girls across India. This programme forms a stepping stone for these young talented women to follow their dreams and aspirations and make a remarkable progress in their overall development.
The L’Oréal India ‘For Young Women in Science’ Scholarship Programme is an extension of the international L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership. Last year, the programme received more than 3000 entries from across the country. After a detailed evaluation process, 50 scholarships were awarded to the most deserving candidates.
Eligibility criteria: Young women who have passed class XII exams from across India in the current academic year (ended March 2018), with a minimum of 85 percent in PCM/PCB and not over 19 years of age as on 31/05/2018, are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
The scholarship is open for study in any field of science: medicine, engineering, information technology, pharmacy, biotechnology, and other graduate courses pertaining to science (B.Sc.).
How to apply: Students can apply online at http://www.foryoungwomeninscience.com/ OR download application forms from the website and courier them to L’Oréal India Scholarship Cell, C/O Buddy4Study, Stellar IT Park C-25, No.8,9 & 10 Tower-I, Ground floor, Sector-62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India 201301.
Deadline for submitting forms along with the relevant documents: July 16, 2018.
Interview locations: Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata.
For more information about the scholarship programme, dial 022-67003000 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.