the 2021 Girl Up Scholarship Fund for Post Secondary education [Funded]

key details:
  • Host: Girl Up
  • Open to: Girl up members
  • Targets: Undergraduates
  • Deadline: 17th May, 2021

The Girl Up Scholarship Fund is currently inviting application from Girl Up members around the world for its 2021 post secondary school scholarship award.

About the Girl Up Scholarship Fund

The Girl Up Scholarship is designed to help members of the Girl Up Community with the costs of post-secondary education while also promoting the success of students working to advance gender equality.

Also read: Schwarzman Scholars Program For Young Emerging Leaders 2022/2023

Girls have tremendous power to change the world, which is often untapped. Girl Up empowers girls to use their inner strength to improve their skills, rights, and opportunities. They believe in the power of girls to make a difference now more than ever, starting by encouraging Girl Up members to pursue higher education in fields like storytelling, STEM, and sports to close gender gaps.

Girl Up Scholarship Fund Eligibility Criteria

Open to any self-identified girl or woman who;

  • Is a Girl Up member (event attendee, Club member, program participant, etc.);
  • 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.

Applicants who identify as first-generation American, Black or African-American, Latinx, undocumented, DACA, and/or have a disability are encouraged to apply

Girl Up Scholarship Fund Benefit

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

Girl Up Scholarship Fund Evaluation Criteria

The following will be used as selection criteria:

  • 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 

Also read: Google Africa Developer Scholarship 2021

Girl Up Scholarship Fund Application Procedure

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.

Interested candidates who wish to apply can click the button below:

For more information visit the official website of the Girl Up Scholarship Fund 2021

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