Tuesday, June 3, 2008

L’Oréal India Young Women in Science Scholarships (FYWISS) 2008

Every year the FYWISS programme provides a scholarship of Rs 250,000/- each to 5 (five) meritorious girl students for a period of four years of study in their chosen scientific field, at a recognised Indian University.

Eligibility Criteria:
· Girl students who meet the following criteria can apply for The L’Oréal India For Young Women In Science Scholarship:

· Have passed the H.S.C. examination from Maharashtra in the academic year ending March 2008, with a minimum of 85% in PCM/PCB.

· Should not be over 19 years of age as on March 31, 2008.

· Should be passionate about Science

Only students who have passed the HSC exam (science stream) in the academic year 2008 should apply. Applications from students who have appeared in earlier years shall not be entertained.

The application process:
· Eligible candidates can either download and print the application form from the website www.foryoungwomeninscience.com or collect the form from the L’Oréal office at L’Oréal India, 2nd Floor, Peninsula Towers, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013. Candidates can also send a mail to L’Oréal at fywis@in.loreal.com in case they have any specific queries.

· Applicants must submit the form duly completed along with all the documents mentioned therein

· Forms to be submitted by courier or in person at The Scholarships Cell, L'Oréal India Pvt. Ltd., 2nd Floor, Peninsula Towers, G.K Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013.

· The candidate must also submit a handwritten essay of not over 400 words about herself, her ambitions and how the scholarship will benefit her along with the form.

· The last date for submission of forms is June 25th, 2008

The Selection Process:
The forms will be screened by a Jury panel comprising of imminent members from the scientific and academic community and short listed candidates will have to appear for a personal interview with the panel along with their parents.

About L’Oréal For Young Women In Science Scholarship:
L’Oréal Scholarships for Young Women in Science’ programme was instituted by L’Oréal India in 2003 to encourage young women to pursue an education and career thereafter in science. By fostering the education of young women, the programme helps reinforce the role of women in scientific disciplines.

The scholarship programme developed under the direction of immunologist Prof. Indira Nath, Laureate of the L’ORÉAL -UNESCO Awards For Women in Science 2002 for the Asia/Pacific region, initially started with sponsoring the education of three economically challenged girls from the city of Mumbai and has now increased to sponsoring five girls from across Maharashtra.

Through the ‘L’Oréal Scholarships for Young Women in Science’ programme, L’Oréal India provides easy access to girls to pursue higher studies in science, thereby reinforcing the company’s belief that science is vital for progress and that women play a significant role in the development of the discipline.

This scholarship programme was created under the framework of the “L’ORÉAL –UNESCO For Women in Science” international partnership which aims to improve the position of women in science by recognizing outstanding women researchers who have contributed to scientific progress across five continents: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.

For further information, please contact:
The Scholarships Cell,
L’Oréal India Pvt. Ltd.
Ph: 022 4018 3702
Mail: fywis@in.loreal.com


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