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Jim DePalma Grant – Empowering Education with Jim DePalma


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Jim DePalma Grant For Students

The Jim DePalma Grant is a $1000 essay competition for college and university students. The grant aims to provide financial assistance to students and encourage them in their academic pursuits. Eligible students must write an essay on a specific topic and meet the word count requirements. The grant is open to students in various academic disciplines and is a great opportunity for students to showcase their writing skills.

1.Who Qualifies

Application Deadline

June 15th, 2023

Award Announcement

June 20th, 2023

Award Amount


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2.Required Information

3.Essay question

Describe a time in your life when you felt that you were treated unfairly. How did it affect you and how were you able to get past whatever it was?

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About Jim DePalma

Jim DePalma, a distinguished figure in the media and marketing sectors, has made notable contributions to premier media organizations, including Westinghouse Electric and CBS MarketWatch. Renowned for his expertise in digital media and strategic marketing, Jim’s legacy is marked by pivotal roles during significant mergers and acquisitions. Today, he stands as a leading media consultant, guiding businesses through the evolving digital landscape.

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Jim DePalma Grant 2023 Winner

Student's Name: Dharit Gabani

University Name: San Jose State University (SJSU)

-highly motivated and intellectually curious individual with a passion for mathematics, statistics, and computer programming.
-has a strong foundation in mathematics and statistics, and is proficient in several programming languages.
a skilled problem-solver and has a keen interest in real-world applications of technology.
-In addition to his technical skills, he is also a strong leader and team player. He is empathetic and inclusive, and he has a knack for encouraging participation and creativity.
-committed to volunteering and making a difference in the world. He has mentored underprivileged students and has seen firsthand the transformative power of education.