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 scholarship is funded by personal contributions from Board members as well as donations.

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.

The foundation will never sell or share your information, including your mailing or email address. Though we intend to feature our scholars’ names, photos, and accomplishments, the details of your personal story will not be shared without your approval. Please contact us to see our privacy policy.

At this time, the scholarship award is not automatically renewable. This may change as the foundation grows.

The Red Thread Scholarship 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 mentorship is available upon request only during your scholarship year, you will become a part of the Red Thread Network after completion of the program and will continue to enjoy its benefits.

Yes, we are actively recruiting new members to join us. Contact us for more information.

We welcome initiatives that support the advancement of women. Please contact us to discuss any potential partnership opportunities.

As of October 2013, the Red Thread Foundation for Women is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit organization!  If you are interested in supporting our work, please contact us.