Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$45,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Monday
Awarded By:

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Nine awards offered annually.
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 plan to enroll full time.
  4. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  5. Must be a female.
  6. Must major in any field of engineering.
  7. Must be a college sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student. The student must be in a position to accept the scholarship for the school year in which it is being awarded.

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

Description: This award is available for U.S. women who are majoring in any ABET-accredited engineering program. Applicants must enroll full time as a college sophomore or above (including graduate students) and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application requirements for the Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • College acceptance letter
  • Resume
Additional Information: 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 an engineering program accredited by ABET. Accreditation status for degree programs at specific schools can be found at main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, renewable for five years.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $45,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 1, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 1, 2021

Submit by one of the deadlines: upperclassmen- Dec. 1, Freshman- March 1.
Contact: Barbara W. & Thomas W. Benko Scholarship
Address: 130 East Randolph Street Suite 3500 Chicago, Illinois 60601

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