We draw inspiration from the sacred red threads that bring people together and symbolize courage in Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Our goal is to create a strong network of women who have come together from diverse parts of the world to support each other in leading remarkable, empowered, and fulfilling lives.
The fellowship is funded by personal contributions from the trustees
Anything related to your education – tuition, books, a laptop, travel and living expenses.
While we do not consider grades as part of your application, we do require that one of your recommendation letters come from an academic reference who can speak to your scholastic abilities, achievements, and ambitions.
No. We encourage U.S. and non-U.S. residents who will be entering an American college or university program to apply. If you are an international student, however, the scholarship award will only be disbursed upon your arrival to the United States.
At this time, the scholarship award is not automatically renewable. This may change as the foundation grows.
The Red Thread Fellowship is currently available only to first year entrants to a college or university program. We understand the need to finance your education beyond the first year, so we have listed several other scholarships on our resources page.
Though formal strategic planning and personal coaching occurs only during your fellowship year, you will become a part of the Red Thread Network upon completion of the program and will continue to enjoy its benefits.