CCASE Program

SWE CCASE Full LogoSWE’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 memberships.

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; OR
  • A community college student interested in joining SWE. We encourage those who do become a member to join or start an affiliate to take full advantage of the CCASE program.

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 membership code must be made before January 31st. Membership requests are limited to the first 200 students, with 100 memberships reserved for those who join or start a Community College Affiliate.

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. New faculty advisors may request a discounted professional membership code using this form. One approved, the code can be used to receive 50% off of one non-renewable FY24 Professional Membership (July 2023 to June 2024, $50 after promo code).

Requests for a professional membership code are on a first come, first serve basis. 

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 $700 for professional development and outreach activities. Funds must be used by March 1, 2024.

Requirements for Stipend Requests
  • Current SWE Community College Affiliate.
  • Ability to receive and deposit funds in a bank account, ideally an individual who is your faculty advisor or treasurer
  • Report submitted to SWE to indicate how the funds were used (NOTE: You will receive a report template once your funding request is approved)
How to Apply

Faculty advisors or student leaders can use this form to apply for funding. The stipend amount available per affiliate is $700. However, each individual request cannot exceed $350. You may submit requests for multiple projects or events through January 31, 2024 until the maximum allocation of $700 total per affiliate is reached.


There is no deadline for submitting your funding requests and we accept applications on a rolling basis.  The application form will close for new requests on January 31, 2024. You must use your requested funds by March 1, 2024.


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