CCASE Program

Full CCASE Logo TransparentSWE’s Community College Affiliate Support and Expansion (CCASE) Program aims to increase support for Community College Affiliates across the United States. By offering direct financial and membership incentives, we aim to facilitate professional development and outreach activities. The CCASE Program is designed to encourage more women in community colleges, particularly those facing exceptional financial challenges and from underrepresented backgrounds, to pursue a STEM degree.

The CCASE Program is generously funded by the Amateur Radio and Digital Communications (ARDC) Foundation.

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Use this checklist to learn how to apply for a CCASE Program Stipend or free membership.

CCASE Program Memberships

Through the CCASE program, SWE will offer a limited number of compensated Collegiate-to-Career (C2C) membership for community college students as long as they meet the following requirements:

  • An existing member of a Community College Affiliate; OR
  • A community college student interested in starting a Community College Affiliate at an institution without an Affiliate

A C2C membership will last throughout a member’s college career and one additional year of professional membership after graduating. All students are required to have an expected graduation date on their account. 

If you’re part of a Community College Affiliate, we highly encourage you to take advantage of CCASE Program Stipends to support your Affiliate’s professional development and outreach activities. See the CCASE Program Stipends section below for more information.

Collegiate-to-Career (C2C) Memberships

To request a compensated membership code, please complete this form. A SWE contact will provide you with the information needed to obtain your C2C membership code. Requests for a C2C membership code are accepted on a rolling basis.

Professional Memberships for New Faculty Advisors

SWE is offering a limited number of discounted professional memberships for new faculty advisors at an active community college affiliate. This discount code can be used to receive 75% off of one non-renewable Professional Membership ($25 after the discount).

New faculty advisors may request a discounted professional membership code by emailing sohn.cook@swe.org

Note: Faculty Advisors are not required to be SWE members to oversee an affiliate. SWE is offering this one-time benefit to encourage faculty members to become involved with the SWE community and access valuable resources.

CCASE Program Stipends

Through the CCASE Program, SWE Community College Affiliates can apply for project stipends of up to $750 (not to exceed $375 per request) for professional development and outreach activities. Funds must be used within one year of the request.

Requirements for Stipend Requests
  • Current SWE Community College Affiliate. If there isn’t a Community College Affiliate at your school, you can request to start one here: https://swe.org/membership/sections/section-start-up/. Refer to the “Starting a Collegiate Affiliate” section.
  • Ability to receive and deposit funds in a bank account, ideally an individual who is your faculty advisor or treasurer.
  • Submit a report to SWE to indicate how the funds were used. You will receive a report template once your funding request is approved.
How to Apply

Use this form to apply for funding. The stipend amount available per affiliate is $750 per calendar year (January to December). However, each individual request cannot exceed $375. 


There is no deadline for submitting your funding requests and we accept applications on a rolling basis.

Success Stories

Read our blog posts to learn how impactful the CCASE Program has been for some of our Community College partners:

Connect with Us!

Want to find your SWE Community College crew? Join the SWE Community College Affinity Group! After you activate your SWE membership, you can join the CC AG and follow them on LinkedIn and Facebook.


Contact Sohn Cook at sohn.cook@swe.org if you have questions about the CCASE Program.