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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

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

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