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SWE Scholarships By Section

SWE Scholarships By Section

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
Hartford Section Scholarship

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.

Taylor Simmons
SWE Hartford Scholarship Awards Chair

Download an application

Central Ohio SWE Scholarship

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.

Elizabeth Terrien
Central Ohio SWE president

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Greatland Scholarship

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 11, 2015.

Learn more about the scholarship and download an application.

Ellen Hamel
Greatland Section Scholarship Chair

Phoenix Section Scholarship

Stephanie Kinsey
SWE Phoenix Section Scholarship Chair
602.567.1910 ext. 121

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.

Mt. Diablo Section

Approximately 2-3 awards @ $1,000 for entering freshmen or junior college transfer students.

Diane Beck
SWE Mt. Diablo Scholarship Chair

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.

San Diego County Section

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:

Antelope Valley Section

One $500 scholarship for undergraduate engineering studies awarded to an entering freshman


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.


  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 2014 Application.

Orange County Section Scholarship

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 with any questions.

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