Click here for SWE's Online Scholarship Application. Scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year have been awarded. The application for sophomores through graduate students is typically available December 1st through February 15th. For freshmen: March 1st through May 15th.
If you have a question related to your current application, please view the FAQ in the scholarship system before submitting any questions. Specific questions about the scholarship system and your application should be sent through the scholarship system message center.
Send general questions that are NOT related to your application here.
About SWE Scholarships
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 fiscal year 2012, SWE disbursed 198 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $577,000.
Grants are announced in the summer (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and late summer/early fall (freshmen and re-entry students) for use during the following academic year. Grant payments are made in the fall for corporate-sponsored scholarships and in both the fall and spring for endowed scholarships, upon proof of registration.
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.
In 2010, we launched our first international scholarship. This scholarship will again be awarded to a student studying at a university in the Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico. There are several SWE-approved programs at four universities.
Did you know?
- Annually, SWE awards individual scholarships to freshmen through graduate students
- Scholarships and fellowships range from $1,000 to $10,000 each
- Many professional SWE sections offer additional scholarships
The re-entry scholarships were established to assist women in obtaining the credentials necessary to reenter the workforce as engineers. These scholarships are for a re-entry or non-traditional student, in any year of engineering school, including graduate school. The student must have been out of school and the engineering or technology workforce for a minimum of two years prior to beginning the current course of study. The student is not required to have prior engineering experience or education.
Recipients may be entering any undergraduate or graduate year, including doctoral programs, as full or part time students.
Please apply for an incoming freshman or upperclass scholarship. Within the scholarship application is an option to choose re-entry. You can find more information on eligibility and requirements under Of Interest.
General questions regarding scholarships can be sent here.
Related Scholarship Information
General scholarship and loan information can be found at the following websites:
Academic Achievers Scholarship Foundation
Scholarships are also offered by other non-profit organizations and by some of SWE's partners. Some of these are listed below:
Content provided by the individual organizations. New listings should be submitted to the Scholarship Committee Chair.
To view the Scholarship Brochure, click here.