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Heal Our World Software Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Aug 17, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 17, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior, undergraduate, or graduate
Information technology, computer science, and related majors

The ability of software to facilitate collaboration among individuals and drive positive change is emphasized in Heal Our World using Software Scholarship. This scholarship serves as a tribute to Shakil Dost, the late father of Usmaan Shakil, the scholarship creator, who imparted a passion for repairing things.

This scholarship is designed to empower students within the realm of computer science, encouraging them to explore innovative solutions to societal challenges and actively contribute to its improvement. The aim is to support students who have either utilized or plan to leverage open-source software for the betterment of society.

This scholarship's evaluation process centers on a comprehensive review of the intricacies outlined in past or envisioned software projects. It specifically underscores the articulation of how these initiatives within the software realm are poised to make meaningful contributions to the enhancement of societal well-being.

High school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students majoring in the fields of information technology, computer science, or related disciplines are eligible to apply.

To apply, write about how technology can be used to influence growth and change in society. Additionally, if you have worked on or plan to work on any relevant projects, describe them here.

Selection Criteria:
Essay, Ambition, Passion
Published February 5, 2024
Essay Topic

How do you think innovative software can help address some of societal challenges mentioned above, promote inclusivity, and contribute to the overall growth and resilience of communities? Additionally, if you have worked on or plan to work on any relevant projects, describe them here.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 17, 2024. Winners will be announced on Sep 17, 2024.