Toptal Scholarships for Women

Toptal will award five scholarships to aspiring female leaders in five global regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Each winner will receive (US)$10,000 and a year of weekly one-on-one mentoring by a Toptal expert.

Application deadlines depend on which region the applicant lives in. Application timelines are available on the scholarship website.


Q. Who is eligible for this program?

A. All women, 16 and older, who have not previously been awarded a Toptal scholarship or grant. Please note that Toptal employees and freelancers, and their immediate families and households, are not eligible for the program. Please see the Official Rules for more detail.

Q. What professions or fields of study are you looking for?

A. We are looking for leadership potential, no matter your experience or background. That said, we do have a commitment to supporting women from under-served areas or communities.

Q. I work for a school/university — how should I share this?

A. You can share this in multiple ways with your students, for example hosting this on the relevant section of your website and intranet or including it in a newsletter – it’s up to you.

Q. Where should I publish my blog post?

A. You should publish your post on your personal blog. If you don’t already have one, you can set one up very easily. You can use a site, like Medium, or set up your own using a free hosting provider – there are plenty to choose from.

Q. Can more than one person apply as a team?

A. No. Toptal Scholarships for Women is focused on individual women. You are more than welcome to continue collaborating with your team, but the scholarship will be awarded to a single person.

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