Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

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The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2013, SWE disbursed over 200 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $550,000

Scholarships are typically awarded in May (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and July (freshmen and reentry students) for use during the following academic year. Recipients are announced in September.

Accredited programs are based on ABET accreditation for universities in the U.S. The list of SWE-approved programs is the same list as the ABET-accredited programs in engineering (EAC), computing (CAC), and technology (TAC).  Engineering or computer science PhD students must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs.

Search the scholarships available.

Here you also find information on eligibility and how to apply.

SWE also offers scholarships at local levels, international scholarships and reentry/non traditional scholarships.

Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Other criteria: class level, major, location of school or home, financial need, under-represented, leadership, activities, SWE membership, etc. Some are renewable.

Local Scholarships

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.

International Scholarship

In 2010, we launched our first international scholarship. This scholarships will again be awarded to a students studying at a university in the Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico. There are several SWE-approved programs at four universities.

Reentry/Non-Traditional Scholarships

The Reentry Scholarships were established to assist women in obtaining the credentials necessary to reenter the workforce as engineers.
These scholarships apply to:
Students who have been out of school for a minimum of two years prior to the beginning of the current course of study
Students who have been out of the engineering or technology workforce for a minimum of two years prior to the beginning of the current course of study
Full or part time students
Students entering any year of engineering school, including graduate school

The Non-Traditional Scholarships were established to assist women to return to school to obtain an engineering degree.
These scholarships apply to:
Students who have been out of school for a minimum of two years prior to the beginning of the current course of study
Full or part time students
Students entering any year of engineering school, including graduate school
There is no minimum GPA requirement for students entering their first year as a reentry or non-traditional student.

Please apply for a freshman or upperclass scholarship based on your class level in the fall semester. Within the scholarship application is an option to choose reentry.

Contact Information:
Society of Women Engineers
Scholarship Committee
120 South La Salle Street, Suite 1515
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone     (312) 596-5223
Email     scholarshipapplication@swe.org

Find more information on the Society of Women Engineers website.

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