Girl Up Scholarship Fund

Apply for the Girl Up Scholarship Fund

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

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Overview

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. To apply, click below!

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Who can apply?

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 – communications, creative writing, poetry, videography, design, journalism or related field
    • Sports – athletics, sports medicine, chess, gaming, running, rock climbing, or using sports as a platform for advocacy. Note: You don’t have to play a sport to apply. 

If you have questions about the above categories please email info@girlup.org

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

The deadline to apply for the current scholarship cycle is September 15, 2020, 11:59 pm EST.

What does education look like around the world?
  1. 131 million

    girls are out of school around the world

  2. 76 million

    out of 123 million illiterates worldwide, are female

  3. < 30%

    of researchers around the world are women

  4. 25%

    of countries have achieved gender parity in upper secondary education/high school

  5. 4%

    countries have achieved gender parity in tertiary education

Girl Up is committed to seeking and maintaining a culturally diverse and inclusive Scholarship Program. Those pursuing higher education are encouraged to apply regardless of background or identity. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds in regard to race/ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, religion, etc. are especially encouraged to apply.

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