L’Oréal India Invites Applications for Its Scholarship Programme ‘For Young Women In Science’

L’Oréal India announced the latest edition of the ‘For Young Women in Science’ Scholarship (FYWIS) 2022, a nationwide merit-based scholarship programme providing a platform for aspiring girls to pursue their graduation in the field of science. L’Oréal India is inviting applications for the programme, of which the successful candidates will be granted a scholarship sum of up to INR 2,50,000 to cover their academic expenses. An extension of the international ‘L’ORÉAL UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE’ partnership, the programme recognizes the contribution of women in shaping the future of science by assisting and supporting them to fulfil their ambitions.

Instituted in 2003 in India, the ‘For Young Women in Science’ scholarship (FYWIS) programme empowers young women from lesser privileged backgrounds to pursue science-based graduation programs at any reputed academic institution of their choice. The programme is open for graduate studies in any field of science – pure sciences, applied sciences, engineering, and medicine, among others.


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

After screening and shortlisting of the applications received, the selected candidates undergo a telephonic interview round, after which the selected candidates along with their parents are invited for a face-to-face interview with a jury comprising eminent scientists, academicians, journalists, etc. This year, the jury round will be organized in a hybrid mode – candidates will have the option of in-person at locations like Mumbai, New Delhi/NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Kolkata, or attend virtually.

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