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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
Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA.
US citizenship & SWE membership required. NC State, Texas A&M, Auburn, Penn State, Georgia Tech, NC A&T, VCU, Clemson, VA Tech. 3 @ $3,000
List of eligible schools: California Institute of Technology, University of California - Berkeley, California Polytechnic State University-SLO, University of California - Santa Barbara, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, University of California - Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California -San Diego, Florida A&M University, University of Colorado - Boulder, Georgia Institute of Technology University of Florida, Howard University, University of Illinois, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, North Carolina A&T State University, University of Maryland College Park, North Carolina State University, University of Michigan, Purdue University, University of Southern California, San Diego State University, University of Virginia, Stanford University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Minimum 3.5/4.0 GPA.
US citizenship required. Schools restricted to: Alabama A & M University, Auburn University, California Institute of Technology, California Polytechnic State University-SLO, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, California State University-Long Beach, California State University-Northridge, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida Institute of Technology, George Mason University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Morgan State University, North Carolina A & T State University, North Carolina State University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Prairie View A & M University, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rice University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, San Diego State University, Stanford University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Alabama at Huntsville, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Central Florida, University of Colorado - Boulder, University of Colorado  - Colorado Springs, University of Florida, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, University of Maryland-College Park, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California, University of Utah, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 4 @ $5,000.
Must have been out of the engineering work force and out of school for a minimum of two years prior to reentry. Minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA except for first year re-entry.1 @ $1,500.
US citizenship required. 2 @ $2,000.
Minimum GPA 3.0/4.0
U.S. citizenship and SWE membership required. Under-represented groups, reentry candidates, and financial need preferred. 1 @ $1,250 Renewal within scholarships guidelines. Availability dependent upon renewal.
SWE membership required. Schools in Region E or H. Community involvement with planning and participating in events or other organizations preferred. High level of dedication and passion for their own community, organizations, and engineering in general preferred. 1 @ $1,000
Preferred list of schools include: Case Western Reserve; Florida A&M; Georgia Institute of Technology; Marquette University; Milwaukee School of Engineering; North Carolina A&T: The Ohio State University; The Pennsylvania State University; Purdue University; Texas A&M; University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; University of Michigan; University of Wisconsin - Madison; University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; 2 @ $2,500.
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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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