Noble Panacea Announces STEM Scholarship Winners through The Girl Up Scholarship Fund
Noble Panacea & Girl Up celebrate the first-ever STEM 2021 Scholarship winners at the Annual Girl Up Leadership Summit, offered as part of the ongoing Girl Up Scholarship Fund. Global winners of the STEM Scholarship announced today (pictured above) include; Muthoni Mwangi (Kenya), Delicia Mwanyika (Tanzania), Harshitha Manjula Rajappa (London), Pranjal Gadge (India) and Luciana Loera (Mexico), all championing the Girl Up movement.
In April 2021, members of the Girl Up community globally were invited to apply for Scholarships to facilitate their pursuit of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math, as well as alleviate financial burdens of post-secondary education.
Noble Panacea, a luxury skincare brand founded on the ambitious research of Sir Fraser Stoddart, the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry, is committed to the global empowerment of girls’ development through education. Since 2019, Noble Panacea has partnered with Girl Up, a non-profit founded by the United Nations Foundation and a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders. Together, Noble Panacea and Girl Up have been working at a grassroots level to globally empower girls’ development through educational programming.
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“Noble Panacea believes that innovation is accelerated by diversity. Scientific collaboration across culture, gender, and different ways of thinking, pave the way to inventions and innovations that otherwise would not have happened,” explains Céline Talabaza, CEO of Noble Panacea who was part of the selection process for 2021 STEM Scholarship winners. “In partnership with Girl Up, we are proud to directly empower and support the advancement of women in the fields of STEM by facilitating girls’ access to education and resources, supporting their paths to becoming future leaders and innovators. Noble Panacea is creating a platform for Women to empower other Women.”
The Girl Up Scholarship Fund annually honors young female leaders’ unwavering commitment to making the world a better place for every girl, everywhere. Through a straight-forward, objective, fair and inclusive selection process, recipients will be selected based on a predetermined rubric; including, academic performance, community involvement, school activities, educational and career goals, and demonstrated commitment to gender equality.
“It’s important to engage girls and young women in STEM, not just to bridge the gender gap, but to invite more minds and ideas to create solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. When girls rise, we all rise.” – Melissa Kilby, Executive Director, Girl Up.
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