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SWE Scholarships

SWE Scholarships

SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2013, SWE disbursed over 200 new and renewed scholarships valued at $550,000.

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, 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
Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
All Engineering
8
$5,000
U.S. citizenship required. 7 @ $5,000. Renewable for 5 years. Availability dependent upon renewals.
Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Scholarship
Freshmen
CprE, CS
3
$1,500
Preference is given to students in computer related engineering majors. 3 @ $1,500
Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship
Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
All engineering
1
$7,000
Awarded once per renewal cycle. 1 @ $7,000 Renewable 5 yr. max.
Bechtel Corporation Scholarship (Est. 2000)
Sophomore, Junior, Senior
ArcE, CE, EE, EnvE, ME
2
$1,400
SWE membership required. 2 @ $1,400.
Betty Lou Bailey SWE Region F Scholarship
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
Any
1
$1,500
US citizenship and SWE membership required. Selection also based on financial need. First choice is for the applicant to attend a college/university within the Region F boundaries. 2nd choice would be for the applicant’s home address to be within the Region F boundaries. Region F Connecticut, Maine, Mass, New Hampshire, New York (upstate), Rhode Island, Vermont. 1 @ $1,500.
Betty Shanahan Scholarship
Graduate
All
1
$10,500
A one-time only graduate student scholarship for 2014 to recognize SWE's Executive Director & CEO Betty Shanahan's outstanding accomplishment over 10 year's of service. SWE membership required. 1 @ $10,500
BJ Harrod Scholarship
Freshmen
All engineering
2
$1,500
2 @ $1,500
BK Krenzer Memorial Reentry Scholarship (Est. 1996)
Re-entry/Non-traditional
All engineering
1
$2,000
1 @ $2,000.

* 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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