Every year the FYWISS programme provides a scholarship of Rs 2.5 lakh each to five meritorious girl students for a period of four years of study in their chosen scientific field, at a recognised Indian University.
Girl students who meet the following criteria can apply for The L'Oréal India For Young Women In Science Scholarship: should have passed the HSC examination from Maharashtra in the academic year ending March 2008, with a minimum of 85 per cent in PCM/PCB; should not be over 19 years of age as on March 31, 2008; and should be passionate about science.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 25, 2008. 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.