Lonnie Lee & Maria Elena Abernethy Scholarship – Undergraduate & Graduate Students

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 15, 2021

Monday
Awarded By:

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually. Availability is dependent on renewals.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a female.
  4. Must be enrolled full time.
  5. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  6. Must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior, or a graduate student. The student must be in a position to accept the scholarship for the school year in which it is being awarded.
  7. Must major in engineering (any field) or computer science.
  8. Must be a Native American.
  9. Must attend the University of New Mexico or New Mexico State University.
  10. Must have a permanent address in New Mexico.
  11. Preference will be given to SWE members.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to female U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are Native Americans majoring in engineering or computer science with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must reside in New Mexico and attend the University of New Mexico or New Mexico State University.

Application requirements for the Lonnie Lee & Maria Elena Abernethy Scholarship – Undergraduate & Graduate Students are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Acceptance letter (if req.)
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letters (2)
Additional Information: Availability of the award is dependent upon renewals. Applicants may not be current recipients of a renewable SWE scholarship or receiving full funding for education from another organization (such as members of the armed services attending US military academies and students receiving full reimbursement from an employer). The applicant must enroll or plan to enroll in a program accredited by ABET. Accreditation status for degree programs at specific schools can be found at main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx.

Award Amount: $1,000  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 15, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 15, 2021

Applications must be completed online at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) website. The applicant should submit only one application; she will be considered for all scholarships for which she is eligible. In addition to completing the online application, the student must upload the following documents: current official transcripts from all schools attended; a letter of acceptance to an ABET-accredited college or university (if a transfer student or first-year graduate student); and a resume. The student must also submit email contact information for two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a teacher or college professor in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field who is familiar with the student's work. The other letter must be from a person who has known the student for two or more years and who is not a relative or member of the student's family. Recommenders will be sent information regarding submission of their letters; the letters are due approximately one week after the student's application deadline. The online application and all required supporting materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. CT on the deadline date.
Contact: Barbara W. & Thomas W. Benko Scholarship
Address: 130 East Randolph Street Suite 3500 Chicago, Illinois 60601

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