Mary Gunther Memorial Scholarship – Freshman Students

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Amount
Awarded

$3,250

Awarded

Application Deadline

May 1

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards 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 3.5 or higher.
  5. Must be an incoming or current college freshman.
  6. Must major in engineering.
  7. Preference will be given to students pursuing architectural engineering or environmental engineering.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to female students who are incoming or current college freshmen and are majoring in engineering (architectural and environmental preferred). Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Application requirements for the Mary Gunther Memorial Scholarship – Freshman Students are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Acceptance letter
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letters (2)
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 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: $3,250 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,250.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 1

Applications must be completed online at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) website 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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