Dr. Ivy M. Parker Memorial Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$3,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 15

Saturday
Awarded By:

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a female.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Must major in engineering (any field) or engineering technology.
  5. Must be a full-time student.
  6. Must be a college junior or senior at time of application.

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

Description: This award is available for U.S. and international female college juniors and seniors who are majoring in engineering or engineering technology. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and enroll full time.

Application requirements for the Dr. Ivy M. Parker Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • College acceptance letter
  • Resume
Additional Information: Financial need will be considered when selecting a recipient for this award. 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 U.S. military academies and students receiving full reimbursement from an employer.) Applicants must be enrolled in a program accredited by ABET. Accreditation information for specific programs is available online at main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx.

Award Amount: $1,500 annually, renewable for one additional year if the recipient is currently a college junior and continues to meet criteria. Recipients who are seniors cannot renew. The availability of the scholarship is dependent upon renewals.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 15

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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