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SWE Scholarships By Section


A number of SWE Sections offer scholarship assistance to female students on a local level. If you reside or attend school within the geographical areas covered by these Sections, you may be eligible for additional scholarship assistance. Contact these Sections directly for detailed information and application forms. Scholarships are listed by state. If you are interested in scholarships offered in a particular state, click on the state code below. If a state is not listed, there are no applicable scholarships available.

Scholarship Name State

The Hartford Section Freshman scholarship is a $1500 tuition award for high school senior female students enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a Baccalaureate Engineering or Computer Science degree program. Applicant must currently reside within the SWE Hartford boundaries and be enrolled full-time for the academic school year 2015-2016.

Taylor Simmons
SWE Hartford Scholarship Awards Chair

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Approximate number(s) and dollar value: Two scholarships - $250 each

General description with eligibility criteria:
Two Scholarships given to SWE member with one or more terms remaining at Ohio State University, Ohio University, Marietta College, or another university in the Central Ohio Region.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a female in SWE with one or more terms of school remaining.
  • Must be pursuing an engineering or computer science degree at Ohio State University, Ohio University, Marrieta College, or another university in the Central Ohio Region.
  • Must submit entire application by email by 10:00 pm on May 1, 2013. Applications emailed after 10pm on May 1, 2013 will not be considered.
  • Must include unofficial transcripts with application. Applications without transcripts will not be considered.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.

Elizabeth Terrien
Central Ohio SWE president

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SWE Greatland is awarding (1) $2,000 and (2) $1,500 scholarship to female high school seniors in Alaska planning to pursue a degree in engineering. Application and required documentation must be postmarked by Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Find the SWE Greatland scholarship page at, under Outreach.

Rebecca Carroll

Greatland Section Scholarship Chair

SWE Phoenix Section Scholarship Chair

The SWE Phoenix Section offers two to three $1,000 scholarships each year. Applicants are reviewed for the following criteria:

  • Essay
  • Academics
  • SWE Participation and other Activities
  • Employment History

Applicants shall be students attending one of the following universities: Arizona State University, DeVry, Northern Arizona University, or Embry Riddle University. Students may be undergraduate or graduates of any engineering discipline.

Approximately 2-3 awards @ $1,000 for entering freshmen or junior college transfer students.

Diane Beck
SWE Mt. Diablo Scholarship Chair

Each year, the Mt. Diablo Section awards scholarships to qualified women high school graduates and junior college transfer students. Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities and a personal essay.  Eligibility is limited to young women who will be going on to attend 4-year colleges or universities to pursue degrees in engineering. Applications are sent out to local high schools in the winter (Jan/Feb) and are due back in the spring (mid-April). Applicants must be permanent residents or attend school in the East Bay/Mt. Diablo area.  Contact the scholarship chair to find out if your residence or school zip code falls within the area. Scholarship applications and eligibility criteria are posted on the SWE-Mt. Diablo website.

Two $1000 scholarships for undergraduate engineering studies are awarded to an entering freshman.


Antelope Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers will administer two $1000.00 scholarships funded by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation to encourage women to study engineering, including computer science, and to help alleviate the financial burden.

In general, a successful applicant must demonstrate high academic ability and show a keen interest in her professional development in the engineering field by participating in technical organizations, holding leadership positions, conducting research projects, or pursuing engineering and/or non-engineering related work opportunities. She is a problem solver, a committed doer, and an effective communicator. She should be an example to other students as a potential leader, both technically and socially.

Each scholarship will be allocated to a female student who has been accepted by an ABET accredited engineering program.


  1. Be in a position to apply the scholarship toward undergraduate engineering studies following acceptance of the award
  2. Supply all the information, including an official transcript, required for a complete application
  3. Meet the application deadline

Download the 2016 Application.

Every year the SWE-SD awards monetary scholarships to young women enrolling in engineering schools or university engineering programs leading to a first degree in engineering.  Each year the number and amount of our scholarships varies, depending on our corporate and member support.

Please check the SWE-SD website for details:

SWE-OC annually awards scholarships to students who attend UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Cal State Long Beach, and Cal State Fullerton.  Our section has seen amazing achievements out of the students at these universities and we are proud to be able to support their engineering aspirations. Please check the SWE-OC website in early Spring for more information.

Contact with any questions.

Katrina Hiramoto
SWE-LA Scholarship Chair

Thanks to the generous support of corporate sponsors and our members, SWE-Los Angeles awards scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate female students at the eight SWE-LA umbrella universities (Cal State University Northridge, Cal State University Los Angeles, University of California Los Angeles, Caltech, Harvey Mudd, Cal Poly Pomona, Loyola Marymount University, and the University of Southern California). Scholarships have a minimum value of $500, but the award amount may exceed the minimum depending upon donations and applications.

The Scholarships are announced at the SWE-LA Professional Development Conference, typically held in May or June.  Scholarship applications and eligibility criteria will be posted, and available for download, on the SWE-LA website in early January 2010. 

The scholarships are based on the applicant’s academic merit, engineering interest, job experience, demonstrated leadership, a personal essay and references from teachers/counselors/past employers. A successful applicant will have a keen interest in the field of engineering as evident through grade point average, technical society involvement and research projects. Work experience, particularly if technical in nature, is of importance.

Approximately 10-15 awards @ $1,000 are given to entering freshmen students.

Grace O'Connell
2015-2016 SWE-GGS Scholarship Chair
Phone: 917.940.0479

The scholarship is intended for female graduating high school students who plan to pursue degrees in engineering or other related fields.  Funds for scholarships are raised from corporate and member donations and from fundraising activities.  Eligibility is limited to young women who will be going on to attend 4-year colleges or universities to pursue degrees in engineering or computer science.

Applicants must be attending high school in (or living within the boundaries of) the Golden Gate Section. This includes San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, San Mateo counties and parts of Contra Costa and Alameda counties. 

Applications are evaluated based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities (including work experience, volunteer efforts and other activities with emphasis on demonstrated leadership), a personal essay and two references from teachers/counselors/past employers. Attention is also given to individual financial need and completeness of the application.

Applications are sent out to local high schools in the winter (January) and are due back in the spring (typically mid-April).  Recipients are awarded their checks at the Section’s annual scholarship banquet in May. 

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