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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 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.        

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