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SWE Scholarships

The 2015-2016 academic year scholarships have been awarded. You can create a profile now or wait for the applications to open:

  • 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 2014, SWE disbursed over 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $700,000.

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.

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.

More information about eligibility and requirements can be found on the SWE Scholarships page.

Did you know?

  • Annually, SWE awards individual scholarships to freshmen through graduate students
  • Scholarships and fellowships range from $1,000 to $20,000 each
  • Many professional SWE sections offer additional scholarships

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.

General questions regarding scholarships can be sent here.

Related Scholarship Information

General scholarship and loan information can be found at the following websites:

College Crunch

Finaid: Smart Student Guide for Financial Aid

Scholarships.com

Scholarships for Women

U.S. Department of Education

eStudent Loan Finder

AbsolutelyScholarships.com

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

NASA-Harriet G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship


Scholarships are also offered by other non-profit organizations and by some of SWE's partners. Some of these are listed below:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

National Society of Black Engineers

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Susan E. Stutz-McDonald Scholarship Foundation

The Buick Achievers Scholarship

U.S. Air Force ROTC

Content provided by the individual organizations. New listings should be submitted to the SWE Scholarships.


To view the Scholarship Brochure, click here.

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