L'Oréal For Young Women In
Science Scholarships 2015

Application Deadline: July 10, 2015

  • 00

    days

  • 00

    hours

  • 00

    minutes

  • 00

    seconds

APPLY
NOW

ABOUT FYWIS
SCHOLARSHIPS

L'Oréal strongly believes that science is the source of progress, and the contribution of women is vital to its future. That is why we have initiated the L'Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship Programme, which encourages and supports young women to pursue careers in science.

The Programme was instituted in 2003 and has consistently helped young women to pursue scientific studies. A scholarship of Rs. 250,000/- each is granted to promising but economically disadvantaged young women and covers college fees for study in any scientific field in a recognized college or university in India.

Connect With Us

1

Passed standard XII (Science) from India

2

Graduated in the current academic year (March 2015)

3

Minimum 85%
in PCB / PCM

4

Minimum 17 years
of age

1

Click on the 'Apply Online' form through Apply Now tab on the header

2

Fill up the form

3

Attach all the documents

4

Click submit

1

Download application form from this website

2

Take a printout and fill it in with your handwriting

3

Write your essay on a separate sheet of a paper

4

Attach the necessary documents mentioned
in the form

5

Send the duly filled form with the essay & necessary documents to L'Oréal India's Scholarship Cell

Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed

Director and COO of C-CAMP, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms

Bangalore

Dr. Hemalatha Balaram

Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)

Bangalore

Dr. Ruchi Singh

Scientist-D at National Institute of Pathology (ICMR)

Delhi

Dr. Indira Nath

Indian Immunologist

Delhi

Dr. Kavita Rege

Principal of Sathaye College, Co-ordinator of IGNOU Centre at Sathaye College

Mumbai

Dipika Bhatia

Vice-principal (junior college) of H.R College of Commerce and Economics

Mumbai

Dr. Snehalata Deshmukh

The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai

Mumbai

Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed

Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed is the Director and COO of C-CAMP, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms. In this role, he manages C-CAMP's technology platforms, growth strategies, strategic collaborations for new technology creation, education and training programmes, and business and innovation accelerator unit. He also oversees the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office at C-CAMP.

Prior to joining C-CAMP, he worked as a Scientist with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), studying neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's disease. He holds a doctorate in Neuroscience from Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany. In the bay area, he also served as a Management Consultant with QB3 New Biotech Venture Consulting as well as in an individual capacity where he consulted for biotech firms in the US.

 

Dr. Hemalatha Balaram

Dr. Hemalatha Balaram is a Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore. She has completed her Msc (Chemistry) at the University of Hyderabad and Ph.D (Biophysics) at the Indian Institute of Science.

She is also a member of the following committee's

  • Member, Indian Academy of Sciences
  • Member, Academic Advisory Committee, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore
  • Member, Programme Advisory Committees, Science and Engineering Research Board,

The main focus of study in Dr. Balaram's laboratory has been on protein structure and molecular enzymology with particular reference to enzymes of the malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. Dr. Balaram's work on fumarate metabolism has led to the identification of a novel pathway, operative in the intra-erythrocytic stages of the parasite that recycles of fumarate to aspartic acid. She has 77 publications to her name.

 

Dr. Ruchi Singh

Dr. Ruchi Singh has received a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Jiwaji University working at National Institute of Pathology (ICMR) on the drug resistance and differential gene expression in the Leishmania donovani isolated from Post Kala Azar Dermal Leishmaniasis patients. She carried out her post-doctoral work on investigating the basis of antimony resistance in Leishmania donovani parasite and carried out the work at Centre for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA, US.

In 2007, she joined as a Scientist-C at National Institute of Malaria Research (ICMR) and initiated studies on molecular diagnosis of malaria and tracking of drug resistance in Plasmodium parasite. Currently, she is Scientist-D at National Institute of Pathology (ICMR) and her present focus of research is on development of field applicable and noninvasive diagnosis methods for infectious diseases. She has authored more than 25 research publications and 2 book chapters in the field of Leishmaniasis and Malaria.
She was the first Indian recipient of UNESCO L'oreal fellowship for young women in Life Sciences in 2006. She is recipient of Shakuntala amirchand award of ICMR.

 

Dr. Indira Nath

Dr. Indira Nath is an Indian immunologist. Her major contribution in medical science deals with mechanisms underlying immune unresponsiveness in man, reactions and nerve damage in leprosy and a search for markers for viability of the leprosy bacillus.

She received her MBBS from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. She joined AIIMS as MD (pathology) after mandatory hospital training in the UK.

In 1970 Dr. Nath was in the UK with a Nuffield Fellowship. During this period she came to specialize in immunology. She worked in the area of infectious diseases, particularly leprosy, with Professor John Turk at the Royal College of Surgeons and Dr RJW Rees at the National Institute for Medical Research, London.

After coming back to India, she joined Professor GP Talwar's Department of Biochemistry at AIIMS, which had just initiated immunology research in India. She retired in 1998 but continued to work at AIIMS as INSA-SN Bose Research Professor.

Her research is focused on the cellular immune responses in human leprosy. She has over 120 publications, invited reviews, opinion/comments on recent developments in international journals. Her discovery and her pioneering work are a significant step towards the development of treatment and vaccines for leprosy

She was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 1999, and L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science in 2002 amongst many other awards.

 

Dr. Kavita Rege

Dr. Kavita Rege is the Principal of Sathaye College.

She was the recipient of 'Rawell Award' for standing first amongst girls at the H.S.S.C. exams. She was also a rank holder in B.Sc. and M.Sc. exams. She has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Bombay.

Dr. Kavita began her career as a Research Scientist with Alchemic Research Centre, a part of British Multinational– Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). She later moved to Hindustan Lever Research Centre where she gained valuable research experience. After 5 years in industry, she shifted to academics and joined Sathaye College, then known as Parle College in 1983. She has now over 28 years of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is also the Co-ordinator of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Centre at Sathaye College.

 

Dipika Bhatia

Dipika Bhatia is the vice-principal (junior college) of H.R College of Commerce and Economics. After acquiring a master's degree in Accountancy and Business Statistics at the Delhi University, she went on to get a B.Ed Degree from the University of Mumbai.

With over 25 years of teaching to her credit, Ms Bhatia is a thorough academician who has been instrumental in bringing scholastic excellence to grades 11 and 12 through innovative methods and programs. Her 'Grade Improvement' program aims at giving regular assessment tests to students who need special guidance and attention to cope with their studies. Similarly, intensive coaching is provided to the bright students in grade 12. To ensure the effective techniques of the 'Grade Improvement' program benefit other students, Ms Bhatia has presented these ideas to several educational establishments, which have been widely acclaimed. Besides teaching subjects like accounts and secretarial practice, she has also co-authored books on them.

Her perspectives in life have been greatly influenced by the karmic philosophies of the Bhagwad Gita. Being a voracious reader, Ms Bhatia has imbibed the worldly philosophies and lessons in her style of teaching.

 

Dr. Snehalata Deshmukh

The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai, Dr. Snehalata Deshmukh, is a recipient of numerous awards and honours for her contribution in the field of education. She is the Chairperson of King George infirmary and the Former Dean of L.T.M.G Hospital. She is also a member of the Economic Development Council. She has 150 research contributions and publications to her credit as an eminent Pediatric Surgeon.

 

FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is the scholarship amount?

The scholarship consists of up to Rs. 2.5 lacs, granted in equal annual instalments over the period of the degree of study, subject to the submission of proof of the candidate passing each year.

2. How many scholarships have been granted till date?

Till date we have given 100 scholarships.

3. In which field of science is this scholarship granted?

This scholarship is open for study in any field of science: medicine, engineering, information technology, pharmacy, biotechnology, and other graduate courses pertaining to science (B.Sc) etc.

4. What are the criteria and the process for selecting candidates?

This Scholarship is only for girlstudents desirous of pursuing a degree course in science/medical/engineering/biotechnology or any other scientific field, in a recognized institute in India, who satisfy all the under mentioned conditions: -

  1. The Candidate should have passed 12th standard examination from India during the Academic Year ending 2015
  2. The Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 85% marks in PCB/PCM
    Shortlisted candidates and her parents will be called to attend an interview in Mumbai/Delhi/Bangalore/Hyderabad/Kolkata (based on the proximity of the candidate) at their own cost. The interview will be conducted by a jury consisting of L'Oréal representatives and other imminent members of the scientific/academic communities.

5. Is the scholarship given as a loan? What if the amount required for the education is less than 2.5 lakhs?

The scholarship amount is paid in equal annual instalments and is not given as a loan.While it does not have to be refunded by the recipient, it is subject to the student passing her exams. Students found to have submitted false information will have to refund the scholarship amount.

6. I have appeared for my HSC from out of Maharashtra?

This scholarship is open to young women who have passed out the HSC exam from the state of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi/NCR

7. I am student of std. 10. Am I eligible to apply for the scholarship?

The scholarship is only for students who have appeared for their StdXII exams in the current academic year.

8. I am a handicapped student am I eligible for scholarship?

As long as you fulfil the criteria i.e.

  1. you are a young woman passionate about science,
  2. you have passed out the 12th standard in the current academic year from the State of Maharashtra/Karnataka/Andhra Pradesh/Delhi & NCR, with a minimum of 85% in PCM/PCB,
  3. you are under 17 years of age, you are eligible to apply.

9. I have given my HSC exam from Mumbai but I am going to study in another state. Will I be eligible for the scholarship?

Yes, as long as you fulfill the conditions mentioned above, you are eligible for the scholarship to study in any recognized Indian University anywhere in India.

10. I have done my HSC in private, am I eligible for scholarship?

Yes, you are eligible to apply, as long as you fulfil the conditions mentioned above.

11. What are the documents required from a student for the scholarship?

The candidate shall enclose the under mentioned documents along with the application form: -

  1. Attested copy of proof of age,
  2. Proof of parents income (certificate from a government body e.g. income certificates/salary slip) and Form 16
  3. Attested copy of 10th Standard mark sheet
  4. Attested copy of 12th Standard mark sheet or copy of C.E.T mark sheet (if applicable)
  5. An essay (not more than 600 words) about yourself and why you have decided to pursue the chosen course of study and how the scholarship will help you, which is to be handwritten by yourself.

12. Are CET marks considered for the scholarship?

Yes CET marks are also considered for the scholarship.

 
 

MEET THE
WINNERS


  • Anjali Padalkar

  • Antharaji Deepshika

  • Ashna Rathour

  • Ashwini H L

  • Deshmukh Pranali

  • Dharini R

  • Divyalakshmi M A

  • Fathimath Meharoofa

  • Gazal Mahamad

  • Geetha N

  • Gumma Naga

  • Harshitha B S

  • Jyoti Aggarwal

  • Kandati Hema

  • Kkavya G

  • Kaza Supraja

  • Khare Priyanka

  • Kodali Priscilla

  • Laxmi Shiraguppi

  • Mmaseera Iqbal

  • Momin Sana

  • Nethra N B

  • Poojashree N

  • Pratiksha Kamalkar

  • Rakshitha C

  • Ranjitha K

  • Ranjitha Raj N

  • Reefath Shareefa

  • Revathi D

  • Sadagopuram Revathi

  • Sangeetha H

  • Secherla Supriya

  • Shalini T

  • Shamantha T R

  • Shinde Shital

  • Shreedevi-Chalageri

  • Smitha Kumari

  • Soujanya Ravindra

  • Suma V

  • Supraja Battula

  • Sushmitha P C

  • Ttanuja S

  • Tanushree S

  • Thanuja K S

  • VaishnaviB S

  • Vakte Shraddha

  • Vidhyashree G A

  • Yadav Neelam

  • Yashwanthi Venigalla

  • Yasmin P K

FYWIS scholarship is a gift to me from God as it has changed my life and helped build my future. I successfully completed my graduation without any financial worries and I am now working as an Assistant software Engineer in a multinational company.
Thank you L'Oréal India

Shubhangi Hadavale

Winner 2009

As a child I was fascinated with engineering studies. I was determined to stick to this line of career and accordingly scored in my qualifying exams. But then I hit a roadblock - finances! My father's income was not enough and my mother is a housewife. I was easily admitted into the topmost college in my state on basis of my scores, but the tuition and hostel fees of 4 years graduation course also meant education loan and added burden on my parents. That is where the scholarship opportunity given by L'Oréal under FYWIS scheme in the year 2008 changed the tide for me.

I got placed on-campus with MNC tech giant - Oracle India - with a deserving package. Had it been for a loan, I don't think I would have been able to work and perform in peace. In 2 years of this job, I bought my own home in Pune, shifted my parents to a better city and ensured my brother is free to follow his dreams and goals in my own college. All happened, because one financial support encouraged me to go and get it all. I owe it to L'Oréal India

Pavitra Shetty

Winner 2008

I lost my parents at a young age which led to a lot of financial instabilities. I was a diligent student, had the academic score along with the extracurricular profile required for enrolling into a good college, but the major hurdle in my career path was the lack of financial support. That's when I was chosen as a L'Oréal India FYWIS scholarship recipient and it transformed my life completely.

Thanks to the scholarship assistance, I graduated with distinction as a Software Engineer in Computer Science. Soon after my graduation I worked with Tata Consultancy Services, a reputed software company for three years.

Currently, I am working as an International Marketing Analyst with ValuLink, a reputed financial firm based in United States.

I am truly appreciative for the assistance provided by L'Oréal India

Poonam Vidyadhar Angne

Winner 2004

I did computer science engineering from Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere (BATU). This scholarship helped me in paying my tuitions fees, college fees, and hostel and mess fees. I sincerely thank L’Oréal India for helping me in my darkest hour.

In 2011, I passed out and got recruited by Infosys Limited. Currently I am working with Tata Consultancy Services as senior systems engineer

Priyanka Patil

Winner 2007

There are no words that can convey the appreciation and gratitude that I feel for L’Oréal India. Your scholarship helped me to complete my Engineering when I was financially very weak; your support has played a key role in my success.

Varsha Sasane

Winner 2009

I was determined to be an engineer and the most important and difficult aspect of financial support was provided by L’Oréal India. I have now completed my Computer Engineering with flying colours and without a loan. Currently I am working with AurionPro and looking forward to the next phase of my career.

Now my dream is my reality. Thank you FYWIS for making a young women achieve her goal

Harshada Dholum

Winner 2010

I came to know about L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science scholarships through a local news-paper. Writing the essay and giving an interview was a big learning experience for me.

Getting this scholarship was a big achievement for me, not only did it help me financially but it also boosted my confidence. Thank you L’Oréal India for giving me this opportunity and encouraging young women like me to study science

Apurva Bhagat

Winner 2008

I feel very honoured for being a recipient of the FYWIS scholarship from L’Oréal India. This scholarship was like stepping stone for me, without which I could not have started climbing the ladder of success. Now I am a BTech holder in Aerospace Engineering and preparing for civil services exams. I am very confident about my success and this all because of this scholarship

Sunita Tanawade

Winner 2010

Thank you for this scholarship it is a big help for me and my family. Because of this scholarship, I am able to currently pursue a B tech degree, as my fee is around four lakh rupees. I am really very thankful to L'Oréal India for this

Charu Sharma

Winner 2012