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SWE Scholarships


SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States. In 2015, SWE disbursed approximately 220 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $660,000.

Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. See eligibility requirements, below, under "Of Interest."

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View SWE’s how-to video, Am I Eligible for a SWE Scholarship? and learn if you are eligible for a SWE scholarship. New for 2016-2017 academic year: The ABET-accredited program requirement is now the same for both PhD and Master’s students. Graduate students must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs.

View SWE’s how-to video, How to Apply for a SWE Scholarship – Part 1 and learn the steps necessary to be considered for a SWE scholarship.

View SWE’s how-to video, How to Apply for a SWE Scholarship – Part 2 and learn the steps necessary to be considered for a SWE scholarship.

Scholarship Name Class Major(s) # Available Amount
U.S. citizenship required. 9 @ $5,000. Renewable for 5 years. Availability dependent upon renewals.
Preference is given to students in computer related engineering majors. 3 @ $1,500
1st choice college AND home address must be in one of these States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin. Minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.
Awarded once per renewal cycle. 1 @ $7,000 Renewable 5 yr. max.
U.S. citizenship required, under-represented groups preferred. California colleges/universities. 1 @ $1,000.
Only for students enrolled in Ohio State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, Michigan State, Michigan Tech, Penn state, Rose-Hulman, Missouri S&T, Iowa State University, University of Illinois, and Purdue University-Calumet. U.S. citizenship and SWE student membership required. Preference is given to under-represented groups, those in financial need, and/or veterans.
2 @ $1,500
Under-represented, financial need, and veteran candidates preferred. Schools in Pennsylvania and Texas. 2 @ $2,500
SWE membership required. 2 @ $1,400.
US citizenship and SWE membership required. Selection also based on financial need. First choice is for the applicant to attend a college/university within the Region F boundaries. 2nd choice would be for the applicant’s home address to be within the Region F boundaries. Region F Connecticut, Maine, Mass, New Hampshire, New York (upstate), Rhode Island, Vermont. 1 @ $1,500.
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* Note that the numbers, award amounts and conditions are approximate, since they vary with actual fund earnings and the level of corporate support received during the year. Scholarship renewals, where applicable, are contingent upon continued academic achievement and verification of eligibility.

* Aero=Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Astro=Astronautical Engineering ArcE=Architectural Engineering AutoE=Automotive Engineering BioE=Bioengineering Biomed=Biomedical Engineering CE=Civil Engineering ChE=Chemical Engineering CprE=Computer Engineering CS=Computer Science EE=Electrical Engineering EnvE=Environmental Engineering IE=Industrial Engineering ME=Mechanical Engineering MfgE=Manufacturing Engineering MSE= Materials Science & Engineering PetE=Petroleum Engineering SftE=Software Engineering

* The number of awards indicated is the total for all classes and graduate levels indicated.

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