Society of Women Engineers

SWE Scholarships

SWE Scholarships

SWE ScholarshipsAll applications for the 2019-2020 academic year have now closed.

We have 2 applications depending on your class level for the upcoming fall semester and these are typically available:

  • For sophomores through graduate students: December 1 – February 15
    • Reference letters due by February 22
  • For freshmen: March 1 – May 1
    • Reference letters due by May 8

Confirm exact deadlines in the SWE Scholarship System. You can create a profile at any time.

If you have a question related to your current application, please view the FAQ in the scholarship system before submitting any questions. Specific questions about the scholarship system and your application should be sent through the scholarship system message center.

Send general questions that are NOT related to your application here.

About SWE Scholarships

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2018, SWE disbursed approximately 238 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $830,000.

Scholarships are typically awarded in May (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and July (freshmen and reentry students) for use during the following academic year. Recipients are notified when they are awarded, and are announced to SWE members in September.

All SWE Scholarship applicants must be planning to attend a school with ABET-accredited programs. Undergraduate and community college 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.

More information about eligibility and requirements can be found on the SWE Scholarships page. General questions regarding scholarships can be sent here.

Did you know?

  • Annually, SWE awards individual scholarships to freshmen through graduate students
  • Scholarships range from $1,000 to $16,000 each and some are renewable
  • Many professional SWE sections offer additional scholarships

Reentry/Non-Traditional Scholarships

The reentry scholarships were established to assist women in obtaining the credentials necessary to reenter the workforce as engineers. These scholarships apply to:

  • Students who have been out of school for a minimum of two years prior to the beginning of the current course of study
  • Students who have been out of the engineering or technology workforce for a minimum of two years prior to the beginning of the current course of study
  • Full or part time students
  • Students entering any year of engineering school, including graduate school

The non-traditional scholarships were established to assist women to return to school to obtain an engineering degree. These scholarships apply to:

  • Students who have been out of school for a minimum of two years prior to the beginning of the current course of study
  • Full or part time students
  • Students entering any year of engineering school, including graduate school

There is no minimum GPA requirement for students entering their first year as a reentry or non-traditional student.

Please apply for a freshman or upperclass scholarship based on your class level in the fall semester. Within the scholarship application is an option to choose reentry.

Reentry students with technical degrees may also be eligible for internships. Check out the opportunities created by our partnership with iRelaunch.

Transcripts

The Society of Women Engineers requires that all transcripts be submitted in English.  Please be advised that the translation process of international scholarships can take several weeks.  Below is some additional information for students, but please be advised that SWE will not verify that translations are valid.

Please be aware that there is a difference between evaluation and translation services:

  • Translation services provide a direct translation of the content to English. They make no interpretation of your education. This direct, certified translation is the requirement for applicants to the SWE Scholarship program.
  • Evaluation services, such as World Education Services (WES) and the Center for Educational Documentation (CED), analyze your academic records and are designed to provide an evaluation or compare your education to the U.S. system.  You are welcome to provide an evaluation in addition to your official translation provided by a separate organization. However, a WES evaluation is not accepted as an official transcript.

If your university does not provide your transcript in English, you should contact your embassy/consulate to determine if they provide translation of academic transcripts and records:

U.S. Department of State – List of Embassies: http://www.usembassy.gov/

If this is not an option, you will need to use a professional translation service.

Scholarships are also offered by other non-profit organizations and by some of SWE’s partners. Some of these are listed below:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

NASA-Harriet G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

National Society of Black Engineers

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Susan E. Stutz-McDonald Scholarship Foundation

The Buick Achievers Scholarship

U.S. Air Force ROTC

U.S. Department of Education

Content provided by the individual organizations. New listings should be submitted to the SWE Scholarships.

All SWE Scholarship applicants must be planning to attend a school with ABET-accredited programs. Undergraduate and community college 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.

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