To stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, and to expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life while demonstrating the value of diversity.
Scholarship are typically awarded in May (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and July (freshmen students) for use during the upcoming academic year. Scholarship payments are made in September. Recipients are announced in September also.
More information on eligibility and requirements is available on the scholarships pages of the SWE website. A few main eligibility points:
Only women are eligible.
Undergraduate applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.
Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.
You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.
Transcripts must be in English. See link for more details
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). Visit abet.org for more information.