L’Oréal India announces call for 2016 ‘For Young Women in Science’ scholarship applications

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loreal_india50 scholarships of Rs. 250,000 each will be presented to class XII young women, to pursue scientific studies in India

Mumbai, 24 May 2016: L’Oréal invites women students who have completed class XII in India to apply for the 13th edition of its ‘For Young Women in Science’ scholarship programme. L’Oréal India will award scholarships worth Rs. 250,000 each to 50 promising but economically disadvantaged young women, to help them complete their graduation in any scientific field in a recognized college or university in India.

“We at L’Oréal believe that ‘the world needs science and science needs women’. The For Young Women in Science programme aims to provide aid and encouragement to young women who want to choose a career in science”, said Jean-Christophe Letellier, MD, L’Oréal India.

The L’Oréal India For Young Women In Science programme is an extension of the international L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science partnership and has enabled 200 young women, passionate about science, to achieve their dreams and aspirations of pursuing a career in science.

Eligibility criteria: Young women who have passed class XII exams from across India in the current academic year (ended March 2016), with a minimum of 85% in PCM/PCB and not over 19 years of age as on 31/05/2016, are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

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). Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by an eminent jury of scientists and academicians. Scholarships will be presented only upon securing admission.

Students can apply for the scholarship though an easy online application process on: www.foryoungwomeninscience.com OR download application forms from the website and courier them to L’Oréal FYWIS Scholarships, Buddy4Study, 1st Floor, A-75, Sector-58, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301. Deadline for submitting forms along with the relevant documents: 10 July 2016. 

Interview locations: Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata

For further information, call 022-67003000 or email us on fywis@in.loreal.com


About L’Oréal India

L’Oréal India has been present in the country as a wholly owned subsidiary of L’Oréal S.A. since 1994. Today L’Oréal India is present in all distribution channels with 15 brands, available in mass market channels (L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New-York); in hair and beauty salons (L’Oréal Professionnel, Matrix, Kérastase, Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals); in selective distribution (Lancôme, Kiehl’s, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Diesel) and in pharmacies (Vichy, La Roche-Posay).


L’Oréal India employs over 1,600 people across four regional offices, including at its two manufacturing facilities in Chakan (Pune) and in Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), its Research and Innovation facilities, and at the headquarters in Mumbai. www.loreal.co.in


About L’Oréal India For Young Women In Science

The L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science programme is now in its 13th year and has enabled 200 young women from economically disadvantaged sections of society, to complete their graduation in a scientific field of their choice. Scholarships worth Rs. 250,000 are awarded to promising young women over a period of four years.