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SWE Scholarships By Section

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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.

Contact: 
Taylor Simmons
SWE Hartford Scholarship Awards Chair
Email: swe.scholarship.hartford@gmail.com
Website: http://hartford.swe.org/

Download an application

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.

Contact:
Elizabeth Terrien
Central Ohio SWE president
Email: centralohioswe@gmail.com
Website: http://centralohio.swe.org/scholarship.html

Download an application

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 www.swealaska.org, under Outreach.

Contact:
Rebecca Carroll

Greatland Section Scholarship Chair
akswescholarship@hotmail.com
www.swealaska.org

SWE Phoenix Section Scholarship Chair
president@swephoenix.com

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.

Contact:
Diane Beck
SWE Mt. Diablo Scholarship Chair
dianebeck@sbcglobal.net

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.

Contact:
swe.antelopevalley@gmail.com
http://antelopevalley.swe.org/scholarship.html

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.

 Eligibility:

  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: http://www.swesandiego.org/
Contact: scholarships@swesandiego.org

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 swe-oc-scholarship@swe.org with any questions.

Contact:
Katrina Hiramoto
SWE-LA Scholarship Chair
katrina.hiramoto@boeing.com
www.swela.org

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.

Contact:
Grace O'Connell
2015-2016 SWE-GGS Scholarship Chair
Phone: 917.940.0479
Email: g.oconnell@berkeley.edu
Website: http://ggs.swe.org/scholarship.html

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. 

Approximately 10 awards @ $1,000 are given to high school seniors, college, and Master graduate students.

Contact:
SWE-SCV Scholarship Chair
Email: swe_scv_scholarship@yahoo.com
Website:https://sites.google.com/site/swescv2/

Each year, the Santa Clara Valley Section awards scholarships to qualified female high school graduates, college undergraduates, graduates and reentry students. Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of scholastic achievement. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Plan to attend school full time in the fall next year in and ABET accredited engineering program.

  2. Plan to attend a 4 or 5 year baccalaureate program or an advanced degree program for engineering.

  3. Applicants must be permanent residents or attend school in the South San Francisco Bay area.  Contact the scholarship chair to find out if your residence or school zip code falls within the area.

SWE-PPS Scholarships for Upperclassmen

SWE-Pikes Peak Section awards scholarships to students already enrolled in an ABET accredited program for engineering or computer science.  More information and the applications can be found on the Pikes Peak Section website.

Eligibility:

Must be a woman enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate engineering student in an ABET accredited engineering or computer science program in Colorado (with zip codes 80800-81599).

Applicants should demonstrate high academic performance and show an enthusiastic interest in their professional development in the field of engineering by participating in technical organizations, holding leadership positions, conducting research projects or pursuing engineering related work experience.

Application requires submittal of an essay, a transcript, two letters of recommendation and other supporting information.

Postmark deadline is March 31 with selections by June 1.

Additional eligibility requirements and application instructions are included on the second page of each application.

Contacts:
Christi Wisleder, PE
SWE-RMS Upperclassmen Scholarship Chair

Andrea Chavez
SWE-RMS Freshmen Scholarship Chair

All scholarship applications are available on the SWE-RMS website and are due February 1.

SWE-RMS Scholarships for Upperclassmen

SWE - Rocky Mountain Section awards up to $10,000 annually for scholarships for students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate engineering programs and for students graduating from high school and entering college to study engineering or computer science.

Eligibility for Endowed Scholarships

Must be a woman enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate engineering student (or reentry student) in an ABET accredited engineering or computer science program in Colorado or Wyoming (with the exception of zip codes 80800 – 81599 - Students in these zip codes may apply for scholarships through the Pikes Peak Section).

Must not be receiving full funding from another organization.

Applicants should demonstrate high academic performance and show an enthusiastic interest in their professional development in the field of engineering by participating in technical organizations, holding leadership positions, conducting research projects or pursuing engineering related work experience.

Application requires submittal of an essay, a transcript, two letters of recommendation and other supporting information.

Postmark deadline is February 1 with selections by April 15.

Additional eligibility requirements and application instructions are included on the second page of each application.

SWE-RMS Scholarships for Freshmen

SWE-RMS awards at least two $500 scholarships for students graduating from high school and entering college to study engineering or computer science. One scholarship is typically awarded to a student from a small, more rural school.

Eligibility for Freshmen Scholarships:

Must be a high school senior, at the time of application, in the states of Colorado or Wyoming within the Rocky Mountain Section (i.e. zip codes 80000 to 80799 or 81600 and higher).

Must be ranked in the upper one quarter of her class.

Must be in a position to accept the scholarship award for the coming academic year.

Must intend to major in engineering or computer science and has been accepted for enrollment in a college or university that has an accredited engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Must not be receiving full funding from another organization.

Application requires submittal of an essay, a transcript, two letters of recommendation and other supporting information.

Postmark deadline is February 1 with selections by April 15.

Additional eligibility requirements and application instructions are included on the second page of each application.

Contact:
Society of Women Engineers
Scholarship Committee
PO Box 1053
New Canaan, CT 06840-1053

For Application:
http://www.swect.org

$1,000 for entering sophomore, junior, senior student (number of awards to be determined)

The SWE Connecticut Section offers tuition-based annual scholarship program for qualified female students attending school in OR living within the boundaries of the Connecticut Section (see www.swect.org for complete details and a listing of zip codes comprising our section). The number of scholarships offered depends upon the amount of donations received and the number of qualified applicants. Eligibility is limited to undergraduate female students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in Engineering, Computers, Mathematics or Physical Science and who have completed at least 30 credits by June.  Applications are evaluated based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need, and a personal essay. The completed application must be post marked by February 13. The recipient is notified in March and the scholarship award is made for the upcoming academic year. The Scholarship recipient will be invited to attend our Spring Scholarship Awards Banquet where she will be formally presented with the award.

Contact:
leadership@swe-bws.org   
www.swe-bws.org

For application:
http://www.baltwashswe.org/admin

Approximately 5 awards to entering freshmen. Number and dollar value of awards varies each year.

Eligibility:

Must have applications as an undergraduate engineering student in an ABET/CSAB accredited engineering program.

High School seniors must choose their university prior to scholarship award, but only evidence of college applications are required to apply for the scholarships.

Must not be receiving full funding from a university, employer or other outside source.

Must demonstrate high academic performance and show an enthusiastic interest in their professional development in the field of engineering by participating in technical organizations, holding leadership positions, conducting research projects or pursuing engineering or non-engineering related work experience.

Overall grade point average of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent (UNWEIGHTED).

Application requires submittal of an essay, a transcript, two letters of recommendation and other supporting information. Applications are evaluated based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need, and a personal essay.

Postmark deadline is March 1.

Contact:
Lynn Srivastava, P.E.
SWE Scholarship Chair
SWE Delmar Peninsula Section
lynn.srivastava@pepcoholdings.com

Requirements: 

The SWE DelMar Section has at least five scholarships available for a minimum amount of $1,000 each. To qualify, the applicant must be a female high school senior who is entering college as a freshman and intending to study engineering, engineering technology or a field related to engineering, including scientific disciplines. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0/40 or better.

She must also have minimum SAT scores of:

Math: 600, Verbal: 500, Writing: 500

and minimum ACT scores of:

Math: 29, English: 25

Applicant does not need to attend a Delaware or Maryland university but must attend an engineering program at a university/college that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC). An applicant may be disqualified if the school is not ABET-EAC accreditated.

Assemble the Application in the Following Order:
(do NOT use a report binder)

1. Application

2. Teacher Recomendation (at least two)

3. Employer Recomendation (optional) 

4. Essay (maximum 500 words)

The essay should discuss your interest in engineering, your major area of study and area of specialization, and the occupation you propose to pursue after graduation. What are your long-term goals and how do you hope to achieve them? The essay may also include any other information that is relevant to your career plans. The essay should be a typewritten or computer printed essay of no more than 500 words, double spaced. Put your name, SS#, and major field of engineering at the top of the page.

5. Official Transcripts (must be in sealed envelope)

Your high school transcript should indicate your courses for the first semester of the 12th    grade.  It should also clearly indicate on the transcript all courses that are included in the high school "honors" or "advanced placement" programs, any courses completed from a college or university curriculum for which high school credit is earned; and any credits earned from a special industry program.  This information will be used to award supplemental credit to the applicant.

6. SAT/ACT Scores 

For more information and to download an application go to http://swedelmar.weebly.com/scholarship.html

Deadline for all applicants is December 5.

Contact:
Marisa Lopez
Phone: 561.840.0863
Email: southeast.florida@swe.org

The SWE Southeast Florida section will award a $500 scholarship and SWE Collegiate Membership to one high school senior female who is planning to pursue an engineering degree.

Applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2014.

Download an application.

Contact:
Miriam Meininger
SWE Scholarship Committee Chair
c/o Standard Motor Products, Inc.
170 Sunport Lane
Orlando, FL 32809
407.541.2212
mirmeininger@bellsouth.net

Central Florida SWE and Florida Engineering Foundation Scholarship Award shall be given to female engineering student(s) enrolled full time in an ABET-EAC accredited Florida engineering school. Preference is to be given to engineering students attending the University of Central Florida. For more information please visit our website at:http://www.swe.org/centralflorida/scholarships.html.

1 or more awards of $1,000 are given to entering freshmen within the counties served by the section.

Contact:
SWE-SC Scholarship Chair
Email:scholarship@swe-sc.org
Website: http://www.swe-sc.org/
Scholarships: http://www.swe-sc.org/outreach/scholarships.html

Contact:
SWE Scholarship Committee
208.396.4458
IdahoSWE@gmail.com

The SWE Southwest Idaho Section has an annual scholarship program. The number of scholarships offered depends on the amount of donations received and the number/quality of applicants. In past years, the section has awarded scholarships totaling $12,000.  Any female from Idaho entering her freshman year of college may submit an application. Students must prove that they will be attending a 4- or 5-year engineering school in the year that the scholarship is received. The scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of an essay and scholastic achievement. The student's extracurricular activities are also considered as well as a teacher recommendation.

Applications are typically due in March for the upcoming academic year.

For more information as well as an application, please go to http://www.swiswe.org/scholarships.html

For contact information and other details see the listing under Missouri.

The SWE Central Indiana Section established its scholarship in FY05. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a sophomore, junior, or senior engineering student from Indiana, or attending college in Indiana. Applications are due April 15.

Contact:
Angie Clover, SWE-CI Scholarship Coordinator
swe-ci_scholarship@swe.org
http://www.swe-ci.com
P.O. Box 44450, Indianapolis, IN 46244

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The SWE-CI scholarship program is open only to women.

  2. The applicant must be enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate ABET/CSAB accredited engineering or computer science degree program.

  3. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.

  4. The applicant must be a sophomore, junior, or senior during the 2008-2009 school year.

  5. The applicant must not be the current recipient of any renewable SWE Scholarship.

  6. The applicant must not be receiving full funding for education from another organization (e.g. Armed forces or employer).

  7. The applicant must be a permanent resident of Indiana or must attend a university in Indiana.

Scholarship Instructions  

Scholarship Application

Contact:
SWE-Chicago Regional Section Scholarships
PO Box 95525
Palatine IL 60095-0525
http://chicago.swe.org/scholarships.html

The SWE Chicago Regional Section scholarship is granted to a female first-year, reentry or transfer student accepted into an engineering program at an accredited university for the following fall semester.  An essay entitled "Why I Want to Become an Engineer" and supporting documentation is required.  Applications are due in April and attendance at the local award banquet in June is expected.  Applications and more information are available on the Section's website.

Contact:
Brenda Frye
SWE Quad Cities/Muscatine Section Scholarship Chair
563.299.3975

The Quad Cities/Muscatine Section is offering (1) $1,000 scholarship to a junior or senior female engineering student.   

One scholarship is available annually for female, junior or senior college students attending an ABET accredited engineering school.  Applicant’s home address must be inside the SWE-Quad Cities/Muscatine section boundaries.  Applications are due May 31.
 
For more information, please visit our website.

For entering freshmen students

Contact:
swe-gno@swe.org

All SWE-GNO Scholarships are open only to women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in ABET-accredited engineering programs, Engineering at SWE-approved schools, or Computer science in CSAB-accredited programs or at ABET-accredited or SWE-approved schools. The deadline for the 2007-2008 SWE-GNO Section application is March 31.

The SWE-GNO scholarships are open entering freshmen to students from Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, or Terrebonne parishes. Completed applications, including all supporting materials, must be postmarked no later than the deadlines indicated. Submittals that are incomplete or postmarked after the submission deadlines will not be considered.

Further, only those applicants who enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope will be notified if not selected for a scholarship. Each recipient will be invited to attend our annual banquet in May 2008 where she will be formally presented with the award.

Approximately 6 awards @ $1,000 are given to entering freshmen students.

Contact:
Scholarship Chair
Dawn Frazier
swebatonrouge@gmail.com

The SWE Baton Rouge Section scholarship program is an annual event with awards presented each spring.  Each fall, local industry is invited to participate in the upcoming year's awards presentation by making monetary donations to the fund.  Each company donating a minimum of $1000 will have the scholarship named after the company.  Smaller donations are pooled to fund scholarships named for individual members of the Section who have greatly contributed to the advancement of the Society and the Section.

Scholarship applications and flyers are distributed through high school guidance counselors in the parishes (counties) surrounding Baton Rouge at the beginning of the spring semester.  Each female applicant must be planning to attend college the following fall semester in engineering or computer science.  An official high school transcript must be submitted along with the completed 4 page application.  Information such as what the applicant has done during summer breaks, why she is interested in engineering, honors & scholarships, SAT/ACT scores and GPA is requested.

After the deadline has passed, the Baton Rouge Sections scholarship committee and officers meet to judge the applications based on the criteria above. In past years 6-7 $1000 scholarships have been awarded annually.

Fellowship recipients are admitted to MIT's Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) program, receive a half-tuition scholarship, and work with P&G on their master's thesis project. 

Learn more about the fellowship.

AIWA
In memory of longtime SWE-Boston member and volunteer, Lucy Aharonian, SWE-Boston is working with the Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA) to administer scholarships for women entering fields of science, engineering, math, computer science, and architecture.  Details can be found on AIWA's website:http://www.aiwa-net.org/scholarshipinfo.html

McCallum Leadership Scholar program
The McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts is offering two scholarships a year for SWE members.  They would like to reach out nationally, especially for the full-time MBA program. 

Two awards are available each year to active members of SWE: 

  • 1 full-time Day MBA full tuition scholarship (estimated value: $32,500)

  • 1 part-time MS evening program ½ tuition scholarship (estimated value: $16,250)

The McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University is offering SWE members with the opportunity to pursue graduate education through their McCallum Leadership Scholar program. Two awards are available each year to active members of SWE (any location). One full-tuition scholarship is reserved for qualified candidates applying to the 2-year Day MBA program. An additional half-tuition scholarship will be made available for qualified part-time students accepted into the Fall semester of any of our evening programs.

Bentley Portfolio 360 offers comprehensive graduate business programs that are flexible to fit your schedule, streamlined to build on your personal background and easily customized to meet the demands of your career. In other words, a graduate business degree just the way you want it. Our MBA and 8 Master of Science (MS) programs integrate business, technology, ethics, and global understanding, focused through experiential learning, so you’ll be fluent in the principles and practices that drive corporate decision-making today.

Contact for McCallum:

Sharon Hill
Assistant Dean of Graduate Admission
McCallum Graduate School of Business
Bentley University
781.891.2740
shill@bentley.edu
McCallum Leadership Scholar Program

Contact:
SWE Detroit Section
Lisa Purvis
Detroit Section Scholarship Chair
Email: lisa.purvis@swe.org
Website: SWE Detroit Website

Application:  Available on the SWE Detroit Website

Eligibility:

  1. Females in their senior year at a Michigan high school.
  2. Accepted into a university or college for the fall term following graduation.
  3. Pursuing an engineering degree program that is ABET-accredited.
  4. See application for due date.

1 award @ $1,500 is given to junior or senior students.

Contact:
scholarships@swe-mn.org
http://www.swe-mn.org

The SWE Minnesota Section offers one tuition-based scholarship of $1,500 for qualified women students with junior or senior standing in an accredited engineering or computer science program at schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Applicants are judged on the basis of:

  1. Potential to succeed as an engineer

  2. Communication skills

  3. Extracurricular or community involvement and leadership skills

  4. Demonstration of work experience and success

  5. Academic success

Applications are due March 15. The recipient is notified May 1, and the scholarship award is made for the following fall semester.

See our website for an application and other scholarship offerings.

The amount awarded and number of scholarships will be determined depending on the number of applicants and funding. Scholarships will be awarded in amounts of $200 or more.

Contact me at:
sdrapala@charter.net
http://sns.swe.org/

Eligibility:

  1. The Society of Women Engineers-Sierra Nevada Section scholarship is open to men and women.

  2. SWE-SNS will be awarding scholarship(s) at the 2016 Evening with Industry event on February 16th. Scholarship awards will be deposited in the awardees’ UNR student account. The actual number and amount of scholarships will be based on the applications received and funding available.

  3. Applicants must be enrolled in an engineering degree program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

  4. Student must be in good standing.

  5. Applicants must be a full-time student (undergraduate or graduate).

  6. Applicants must be a paid and active SWE member.

  7. Applicants are encouraged to attend Evening With Industry event.

For more information, please download the scholarship application at http://sns.swe.org/scholarships.html

Colleen Conley Memorial Scholarship-Currently Awarded 1 per year at $1,000-renewable

Contact:
Anna Tauke-Pedretti
CNM Scholarship Co-Chair
atauke@gmail.com

For Application Contact:
The New Mexico Engineering Foundation (NMEF) 
PO Box 3828
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87190-3828
505.615.1800
nmef@swcp.com
http://www.nmef.net/?section=scholarship#scholarship_19

The Colleen Conley Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Central New Mexico Section of the Society of Women Engineers. Ms. Conley was a strong lifelong advocate of equal opportunity for women in technical fields until her death from cancer in 1996. With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamline University, Ms. Conley embarked on a technical career first as an aircraft maintenance technician in the Air Force, than as an engineering technician at Honeywell and lastly, as software engineer at Intel. Throughout her career she devoted a great deal of time and energy to career guidance and hands-on science and engineering activities for young scientists. This scholarship was created based on Ms. Conley’s wish that every aspiring female scientist or engineer have the opportunity to further her education. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years as long as the recipient maintains a grade point average greater then 2.5, is enrolled in a college curriculum as a half-time (minimum) student, and completes sufficient coursework to maintain half-time (minimum) progress toward a degree. As part of the award, the recipient will also receive membership dues for a student-grade membership in the Society of Women Engineers.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Applicant must be a female, graduating, highs school senior entering college as a freshman

  2. Field of study must be engineering, engineering technology or a field relate to engineering, including scientific disciplines

  3. Must have a high school GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better

  4. Applicant does not need to be attending a NM university

  5. Preference will be given to a student who is the first person of her immediate family within her generation to attend college

The entire application should consist of the following:

  1. The completed application form

  2. A letter of about 300 words, addressed to the scholarship committee, discussing the applicant’s interest in science or engineering and her future plans

  3. A letter of recommendation from at least one teacher or counselor familiar with the student’s academic work

  4. Content provided by the SWE Sections indicated: Central New Mexico Section of the Society of Women Engineers

One scholarship of $1,000 will be given.

Contact:
Elizabeth Burkhart
Email: eburkhart@collinsengr.com
585.957.0377

We are pleased to announce that the Rochester Section of the Society of Women Engineers will be offering a $1,000 scholarship for a female engineering student through the Rochester Engineering Society Scholarship application. In applying for this RES scholarship, applicants are automatically applying for scholarships sponsored by other engineering societies, as well as the SWE scholarship. Multiple scholarships, sponsored by a variety of organizations and administered through the RES, are awarded annually at a minimum of $1,000 each to recognize outstanding engineering, engineering technology, science or technology students. These are merit-based scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Be an undergraduate student in good standing in an engineering, engineering technology, science or technology curriculum in an ABET accredited program

  2. Have completed two years and/or achieved Junior standing (or equivalent) in the program defined in number 1 above

  3. Have an overall grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) or better

  4. Plan to continue engineering, engineering technology, science or technology studies in an undergraduate ABET accredited program in September following presentation of the award

  5. Be a resident of Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, or Wyoming counties of New York or enrolled in an ABET- accredited engineering, engineering technology, science or technology curriculum in a college in those counties

  6. Not be a previous recipient of this scholarship

In addition to the above RES Scholarship general eligibility requirements, applicants must be dues-paying members of SWE in order to be considered for the SWE scholarship.

Applications must include an interview, transcript, resume, applicant’s letter to the scholarship committee, and three letters of reference. For more information, contact Elizabeth Burkhart, SWE-ROC Outreach/Scholarship Chairperson, at eburkhart@collinsengr.com or 585.957.0377.

Up to 5 awards @ $1,000 each are given to entering freshmen.

Contact:
Alissa Diminich
syracuseswe@gmail.com

Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must be women completing high school curricula, who are accepted at an accredited college or university program which leads to a Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.

  2. Applicants must be starting their college degree in 2012.

To Apply:

Applicants must complete an application form and include a signed recommendation by a teacher/guidance counselor, a transcript through latest marking period, a statement/letter(s) of acceptance from an accredited school(s) indicating acceptance into an undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics curriculum, and multiple written essays. Recipients are expected to attend the awards reception which will be held on the evening of May 21, 2012.
Applications are due April 6, 2012.

5 awards @ $2,000 each for entering freshmen

Contact:
Jessica Ortiz
scholarship@swetwintiers.org    
SWE Twin Tiers

Applications are due March 31st

To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  1. Is a female high school senior that lives or attends school in the Twin Tiers SWE Section. This is limited to the zip codes that begin with 148**, 149**, or 169**, along with Bradford County, PA.

  2. Is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate degree program in engineering or computer science at an ABET accredited, CSAB accredited school.

  3. Is in a position to accept the scholarship in the school year for which it is being awarded.

  4. Is not receiving full funding (tuition and room & board) for education from another organization (e.g. members of the Armed Services attending US Military Academies, students receiving reimbursement from an employer etc.).

1 award @ $1,000 for SWE Student Members at Oregon Universities

1 award @ $300 for community college transfer students to an Oregon university engineering program

Contact:
scholarships-crs@swe.org
Columbia River Section Scholarships

Eligibility requirements for the $1,000 scholarship:

  1. Be a female SWE Collegiate Member in good standing

  2. Be active within the SWE Collegiate Section

  3. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0

  4. Be a full time, undergraduate student (i.e. minimum 12 credits per semester or trimester) at either the University of Portland or Portland State University during the following year

Eligibility requirements for the $300 scholarship:

  1. Be a female and nearing completion of a pre-engineering program at an Oregon or SW Washington community college

  2. Be applying as a transfer student to an engineering degree program at University of Portland, Portland State University or Oregon Institute of Technology

  3. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0

The Pacific Northwest Section (J003) offers 3 Collegiate scholarships open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: $1000.00 Mary Ellen Russell Memorial Scholarship,  $1000.00 Lydia Pickup Memorial Scholarship, and the $500.00 Shirley Holmgreen Memorial Scholarship. Awards are minimums and may be increased in any given year.

Scholarships recipients may be one of the following:
a.    Be a woman enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering school in Western Washington or Montana with a SWE Collegiate section: University of Washington, Seattle University, St. Martin’s College, Montana State University or Montana Tech (of the University of Montana), or  
b.     Be a women enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering school in Western Washington without a SWE Collegiate section, or
c.    Be a 2nd year student (equivalent to sophomore level) at a Community College who will be transferring to one of the ABET accredited engineering schools in Western Washington or Montana.  Proof of transfer (enrollment) will be required to release the funds

Application period runs from October thru December with award made in January. Due dates, actual award amounts and applications can be found on the PNW website scholarship page.

Website: http://philadelphia.swe.org/scholarship.html 

Several $1,000 scholarships are available for current graduate or undergraduate students majoring in engineering, engineering technology or computer science.

The SWE Philadelphia Section invites students to submit an application for a $1,000 scholarship. To be eligible, the applicants must be full-time students majoring in an engineering, engineering technology, or computer science discipline at one of the following schools:  

  • Drexel University

  • Penn State Abington

  • DeVry Institute of Fort Washington

  • Penn State Delaware County

  • Messiah College

  • Penn State Harrisburg

  • Swarthmore College

  • Penn State York

  • Temple University

  • Philadelphia University

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

  • Villanova University

  • York College of Pennsylvania

  • Widener University

The applicants may be enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate level of study. The previous recipients of SWE Philadelphia Scholarships, SWE National or other SWE Scholarships are also eligible for this year’s awards.

5 awards @ $1,500 each are given to entering freshmen.

Contact:
Jessica Ortiz
scholarship@swetwintiers.org     
SWE Twin Tiers

Applications are due March 31st.

To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  1. Is a female high school senior that lives or attends school in the Twin Tiers SWE Section. This is limited to the zip codes that begin with 148**, 149**, or 169**, along with Bradford County, PA.

  2. Is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate degree program in engineering or computer science at an ABET accredited, CSAB accredited school.

  3. Is in a position to accept the scholarship in the school year for which it is being awarded.

  4. Is not receiving full funding (tuition and room & board) for education from another organization (e.g. members of the Armed Services attending US Military Academies, students receiving reimbursement from an employer etc.).


Up to $10,000 is given to entering freshman (number to be determined).

Contact:
Amanda Witmer

610.481.6895
 SWELVScholarship@swe.org
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For Application:
http://www.swe.org/regione/sections/E002LHV

The Lehigh Valley Section of SWE invites students to submit an application for scholarships of up to $10,000. All women graduating from area high schools (Bethlehem, Reading, Scranton, and all zip codes beginning 177-187 and 195-196) in the current year who plan to major in engineering at an engineering college or university in the fall are encouraged to apply. The criteria for selection will be scholarship, leadership, teamwork, activities, and an essay.

Applications are due in mid-February. Scholarship recipients will need to submit proof of their acceptance to enroll prior to receiving the monetary award. Each recipient will be invited to attend our annual banquet in May where she will be formally presented with the award.        

The Dallas Section of the Society of Women Engineers offers scholarships to graduating seniors from area high schools who will be majoring in Engineering and to SWE collegiate section members who have demonstrated leadership skills. Scholarships for high school seniors are awarded based on academic excellence and need. The Annie Colaco Collegiate Scholarship is named in honor of Annie Colaco (1899 - 1991) who epitomized selfless service and lifelong learning.

Completed applications and supporting documentation must be received by April 15. Recipients will be notified by May 15.  

For more information and to apply, please visit the the Dallas SWE website.

The Society of Women Engineers Houston - Area Section (SWE-HA) would like to invite middle school, high school and junior college transfer students to participate in our section’s Career Guidance activities.  The activities refers to scholarships, camperships and awards that are offered by SWE-HA.  All of these activities are intended to encourage young women to select careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).  Activity descriptions and applications are available at www.swehouston.org under “Resources” page. Application forms are available under the “Scholarships” and “Awards” tabs. Direct online links for our scholarships, camperships and awards are as follows:

Scholarships and Camperships

Certificate of Merit and Achievement

For questions, please contact our section Scholarship Chair.

Contact:
Chiao-ih Hui
gslswe@yahoo.com    
www.gslswe.org

Approximately 14 scholarships ranging from $500 - $1,000 are awarded to entering freshmen, sophomores, junior, senior, and graduate students in the college of engineering.

Each year the Greater Salt Lake section awards scholarships to qualified women high school graduates, college undergraduates, graduates, and reentry students.  Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of scholastic achievement with need taken into consideration.  To qualify, scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Plan to attend the following universities full time for both semesters the coming year

    • Brigham Young University
    • University of Utah
    • Utah State University
    • Weber State University 
  2. Applicants must major or plan to major, in the case of freshman applicants, in engineering

  3. Applicants must be SWE members

  4. Applicants must have a recommendation letter from a professional SWE member

The Celeste Belcastro Scholarship:
 
The Hampton Roads Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will award one $1000 scholarship each Fall to a qualified and deserving undergraduate female engineering student.

Each applicant must be a full – time undergraduate female student currently attending a college, university, or community college, in good standing in an accredited engineering curriculum leading to an undergraduate engineering degree, and must be a U.S.citizen or permanent resident. Students receiving tuition reimbursement from their employers are not eligible for scholarships. Applicants receiving other scholarships may apply. Each applicantmust submit an application package on or before June 1st 2013.

A complete application package must be submitted in one package containing all of the following:

  1. Application Form  
  2. Transcript  
  3. Applicant’s Essay (250 words) stating why the applicant should be considered for this scholarship.
  4. Academic Letter of Reference  
  5. Employer/Personal Letter of Reference (non relative)


For an application packet, please visit the Hampton Roads Section website.

One scholarship at $1,000

Contact:
swe.richmond@gmail.com
SWE Richmond Section Scholarship

The basic eligibility requirements of the applicant are as follows:

  1. The applicant must be a Richmond area woman entering her first year of an ABET accredited college/university. 

  2. The applicant must accept the scholarship towards studies leading to a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science..

  3. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

  4. Complete and email all required documents by the March 1, 2016 deadline.

  5. If selected as a scholarship recipient, the applicant must be able to provide proof of enrollment.

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