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Society of Women Engineers

Grants, Student Loans, & Fellowships

The Society of Women Engineers is an organization that promotes women to pursue an education and career in the engineering field. They are a non-profit corporation dedicated to helping women achieve success in a career field that is primarily sought out by men. The society encourages women to take just as many career risks and opportunities as men in the field, and to work toward making life-changing contributions that will enhance the field of engineering.

The society provides a variety of scholarships for women who are graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students who plan to or are already enrolled in an engineering field at an accredited college or university. In 2009, the society gave out over 180 scholarships and $470,000 to women pursuing an engineering career.

Scholarships Offered by the Society of Women Engineers

The Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship is available for women who are a freshmen at an accredited college or university studying any engineering related major. One scholarship is distributed annually in the amount of $3,000.

The BK Krenzer Memorial Reentry Scholarship is available for undergraduate or graduate students who are attending an accredited college or university studying any engineering related major. One scholarship is distributed annually in the amount of $2,000.

The Bertha Lamme Memorial Scholarship is for freshman women enrolled in an electrical engineering program at an accredited college or university. U.S. citizenship is required for this scholarship. One award is distributed annually in the amount of $1,200.

The Exelon Corporation Scholarship is for college freshman women majoring in any engineering program. Five of these awards are distributed annually in the amount of $1,000 each.

The Ford Motor Company Scholarship is for college freshman women majoring in automotive engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or industrial engineering. One scholarship is distributed annually in the amount of $4,500.

The General Electric Foundation Scholarship is for college freshman women majoring in any engineering field. U.S. citizenship is required for this scholarship, which also comes with a travel grant to the SWE National Conference. Three of these scholarships are distributed annually in the amount of $1,500. This scholarship is renewable after three years.

The General Electric Women’s Network is for women in any undergraduate college level studying electrical, industrial or mechanical engineering. One scholarship is distributed annually in the amount of $2,500.

The B.J. Harrod Scholarship is for freshman women attending any accredited college or university and majoring in any engineering field. Two scholarships are distributed annually in the amount of $2,000 each.

The Dorothy M. & Earl S. Hoffman Scholarship is for college freshman women attending Bucknell University or Rensselaer Polytechnic University. Students must be majoring in any engineering field. Five of these scholarships are distributed annually in the amount of $3,000 each and are renewable after three years.

The Honeywell International Inc. Scholarship is for college freshman women who are U.S. citizens and in need of financial assistance in order to complete their education. Students must be majoring in Aeronautical Engineering, Archaeological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Materials Science and Engineering. Three of these scholarships are distributed annually in the amount of $5,000 each.

The Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Scholarship is for freshman women who are attending an accredited college or university and majoring in a computer related field of engineering. Five of these scholarships are distributed annually in the amount of $1,500 each.

The Lockheed Martin Freshman Scholarship is for freshman women attending an accredited college or university and majoring in any engineering field. Two of these scholarships are distributed annually in the amount of $3,000 each. Receipt of this scholarship also comes with a grant to attend the SWE National Conference.

The New Jersey Scholarship is for freshman women attending an accredited college or university and are a resident of the state of New Jersey. Students must be majoring in any engineering field. One scholarship is distributed annually in the amount of $5,000.

Things to Consider About the Society of Women Engineers

Scholarships through the Society of Women Engineers are only open to women. Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a baccalaureate program for an accredited computer science or engineering program. Applicants must also have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled as a full-time student. Most scholarships also require students to be a U.S. resident. Applicants must also not be receiving any financial aid or funding from another organization.

Valid and eligible applications will have the following information:

  • Filled out and submitted online application (found on the society website)
  • Electronically upload a copy of transcripts
  • Electronically upload recommendation letter from an accredited college or university stating proof of acceptance into the school and engineering program
  • Electronically submit two email contacts for recommendation letters
  • Electronically submit financial aid contact information for college

Applications are due in May of the year in which the school year begins.

Contact Information for the Society of Women Engineers

Society of Women Engineers
120 South La Salle Street, Suite 1515
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (877) SWE-INFO
http://www.swe.org

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