Lonnie Lee & Maria Elena Abernethy Scholarship – Freshman Students

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

May 1

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually for this program and the program for undergraduate and graduate students.
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 enroll full time.
  5. Must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
  6. Must be an incoming or current college freshman.
  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. incoming and current college freshmen who are Native Americans majoring in engineering or computer science with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must attend the University of New Mexico or New Mexico State University and reside in New Mexico.

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

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Acceptance letter
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letters (2)
Additional Information: Availability 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: $2,900 annually, renewable until graduation within scholarship guidelines.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 1

Applications are available between March 1 and May 1. 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; 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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