SWE Region J Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

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 enroll full time.
  4. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  5. Must be a re-entry/nontraditional student.
  6. Must major in engineering (any field) or computer science.
  7. Must be a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
  8. Must be attending school in the SWE Region J boundaries: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to female re-entry/non-traditional students who are majoring in engineering or computer science and are members of SWE. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and attend an institution within the SWE Region J boundaries.

Application requirements for the SWE Region J Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letters (2)
Additional Information: The availability of the scholarship 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 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: $1,000 annually, renewable for five years.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

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 5:00 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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