Apply for a mentoring scholarship for LGBTQ+ mentees!

Our mission is to help women, members of other underrepresented groups and other people in need to reach their career goals through mentoring.

Each cohort will be aimed at a different group of applicants. For our next cohort of scholarships, we invite LGBTQ+ applicants to join.
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Scholarship details

Please note that the scholarships are awarded only for mentoring program. It doesn't include coaching.

  • Eligibility
    For this cohort, we're awarding scholarships to LGBTQ+ applicants. If this applies to you, you are eligible for a scholarship and will be considered for selection. If this does not apply to you, please wait for the upcoming cohorts.
  • Financial involvement
    To ensure your commitment, you will be asked to cover 10% of the program price, if you are selected.
  • Time commitment
    We expect the participants to complete the Mentoring Program in 6 months dedicating 1 hour every other week to the mentoring sessions. Make sure you are ready to invest the time before applying.
  • Agreement to share feedback
    You must agree to fill out all required feedback on your mentoring sessions and provide us with testimonials about your experience: one mid-program and one post-program. We will also ask you to submit a 1-2 minute long video where you share your experience with the program.
  • Program selection
    We're giving scholarships only for participation in our Mentoring program. Our other initiatives (Coaching, Leadership program) are not included.

How we give back: FP Scholarship fund

Thanks to the cooperation with companies, we're able to offer scholarships and discounts to women who don’t get support from their companies, students, women on maternity leave, or young people from children’s homes and socially disadvantaged backgrounds and refugees.

Our mentors can choose to get paid, or to donate the earned amount (50% - 90% of the mentee fee) to the scholarship fund.

We're also working with non-profits such as Nadani a Dovednosti (Czechia based) to mentor young people from children’s homes and socially disadvantaged backgrounds. If you are a non-profit, get in touch.

We're committed to giving away 30 scholarships in 2023. The scholarships open every quarter.

100+

people awarded with scholarships

Data entered on November 21st, 2023

Timeline

1
Applications open

June 5, 2024

2
Applications end

July 3, 2024

3
Program starts

July 2024

What the scholarship awardees say

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Lenka Duongova
Student
I must say that I am extremely grateful for my mentor Katarina. I feel like I still have a lot of work in the future but I cannot be happier to go along this journey with her. Not only has she helped me with my goals but also confidence in my work. She has become an amazing friend of mine. Thank you for pairing me up with her. :)
Hanna Shelest
Office manager
It is great to have a mentor and be at in mentoring program Femme Palette, because you will have an opportunity to start a new life from a new page, with support of a professional who can help you to realize your own goals and starting moving towards them. I am very grateful for this opportunity for me and will recommend this program for women in a difficult situation who don't know what to do. You must try the mentoring program and you will see your life will change for the better!
Darja Pelechova
Student
My mentor Jana is very understanding, she helps me visualising my goals and supports me. Also, as some of my priorities have changed, we managed to change my goals, so that they are more valuable for me at the moment. I look forward to every meeting and I'm so grateful for this opportunity.
Nicole Martincova
Lobbyist, Učitel naživo, z.ú.
Thanks to the mentoring program at Femme Palette, I have not only met the professional goals I had set at the beginning of the program, but also gained a trustworthy guide on my journey. My mentor Olga has made every session challenging, enriching, inspiring and fun by sharing her expertise, insights and experience. I would truly recommend the program to anyone who is looking for self-development and/or career boost.

Who is eligible

To qualify for a scholarship, you must meet at least one of the following criteria. For this upcoming cohort, we are focusing on parents on parental leave.

  • Be in financial need
    You're currently in a situation of financial need
  • Be a member of an underrepresented or marginalized group
    Including, but not limited to: underrepresented racial populations, women, LGBTQI, low income, individuals with disabilities, etc.
  • Be a woman on maternity leave
    You're currently on maternity leave and are not receiving the full income from your job.
  • Be a student
    You're currently a registered student at a secondary or higher education institution and don't have a full-time job.
  • Be a refugee
    You've been forced to leave your home country due to serious safety, economic or other reasons and are currently seeking opportunities abroad.

Application process

1
Fill out your application

You will be asked to write your Personal statement - a 150-250 word essay explaining how mentoring will help you in your career.

2
Candidate selection

We'll choose the candiates who will receive the scholarship.

3
Start of the program

We will let you know the results via email.

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