L'Oréal India offers science scholarship for young women

L'Oréal India has invited applications for the programme, with successful candidates receiving a scholarship of up to INR 2,50,000 to cover their academic expenses

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L'Oréal India

HYDERABAD: L'Oréal India announced on Friday the 2022 edition of the 'For Young Women in Science' Scholarship (FYWIS), a nationwide merit-based scholarship programme that provides a platform for aspiring girls to pursue their graduation in the field of science.

L'Oréal India has invited applications for the programme, with successful candidates receiving a scholarship of up to INR 2,50,000 to cover their academic expenses. The programme, which is an extension of the international 'L'ORÉAL UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE' partnership, recognises women's contributions to shaping the future of science by assisting and supporting them in achieving their goals.

The 'For Young Women in Science' scholarship (FYWIS) programme, established in 2003 in India, allows young women from less privileged backgrounds to pursue science-based graduation programmes at any reputable academic institution of their choice. Graduate studies in any field of science are welcome, including pure sciences, applied sciences, engineering, and medicine.

Krishna Vilasini Bharadwaj, Director – Corporate Affairs and Engagement, L'Oréal India said, "At L'Oréal, we believe women empowerment is a thing of real beauty, and we are committed to empowering women both inside L'Oréal and in the world around us. Today, great strides are being made to ensure equal representation in science and gaining access to STEM education remains incredibly challenging for women in India. By providing them with financial assistance, this scholarship aims to create avenues for meritorious girls to pursue varied scientific disciplines. Since its inception, the 'For Young Women in Science' scholarship programme has successfully empowered 485 young women in the field of science. We look forward to inspiring many more young minds and helping them build a bright future and contribute towards society."

Eligibility criteria:

Only girl students who have passed class 12 (Science stream) with a minimum of 85% marks in PCM/PCB/PCMB in the current academic year (2021-22) can apply for the scholarship

The applicants must have procured admission into an undergraduate (bachelor's) program in a science-related field at a recognized college/university in India in the current academic year, 2022-23

The candidates' annual family income should be less than INR 6 Lakh

How to apply:

Interested applicants can apply for this scholarship through the link L'Oréal Scholarship

The applicant needs to register first by using their Email/Mobile/Gmail account (if not already registered)

Candidate will be redirected to L'Oréal India's 'For Young Women in Science' scholarship application form page.

Fill in the required details in the online application form.

Upload the necessary documents as part of the application process.

Read the 'Terms and Conditions' and indicate your acceptance to move ahead towards submitting the application

The chosen applicants go through a telephone interview phase after the applications are screened and shortlisted, and then they and their parents are called to a face-to-face interview with a jury made up of renowned academics, journalists, and scientists. Candidates will have the option of attending electronically or in person at destinations such as Mumbai, New Delhi/NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Kolkata for the jury round this year.

For further information, candidates may call 011-430-92248 (Ext- 117) (Monday to Friday - 10:00 AM to 6 PM) or email fywis-loreal@buddy4study.com

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