The Girl Up Scholarship Fund for emerging female young Leaders 2021

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The Girl Up Scholarship Fund for emerging female young Leaders 2021
The Girl Up Scholarship Fund for emerging female young Leaders 2021

The Girl Up Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: May 17, 2021, 11:59 pm EST

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. Applications are now open for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Benefits

  • A Girl Up Scholarship is intended to alleviate financial burdens of post-secondary education to members of the Girl Up Community and support the success of students working to advance gender equality.
  • In 2021, Girl Up will award $87,500 in scholarships ($2,500 to at least 35 recipients).

Requirements

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.
  • The Girl Up Scholarship Fund for emerging female young Leaders 2021
    The Girl Up Scholarship Fund for emerging female young Leaders 2021

If you are selected to receive a scholarship, the funds will go directly to your higher education institution and credited to your tuition expenses.

If you have questions about the above categories please email [email protected]

For full eligibility and more information on the Girl Up Scholarship Fund or application, CLICK HERE.

Once applications open on April 15, 2021 the deadline to apply for the current scholarship cycle is May 17, 2021, 11:59 pm EST.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Girl Up Scholarship Fund 2021

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