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Read How SWE Scholarships Make a Difference

SWE awarded more than $750,000 in SWE Scholarships to 231 qualified applicants. Our members rely on support from SWE at every stage of their education and careers.

Published On: September 2016

Because of SWE Scholarships…

This year, SWE awarded the highest amount in scholarships to-date, providing more than $750,000 to 231 qualified applicants. Our members rely on support from SWE at every stage of their education and careers, and financial relief from SWE scholarships is one of the ways we can remain a valuable resource.

We had more than 3,900 viable candidates apply for scholarships this year. We wouldn’t be able to provide scholarships to any of them without our loyal corporate sponsors and partners. As donations continue to climb, we hope to increase our scholarship funds for more and more women in engineering.

Take a look at some of this year’s scholarship recipients who reflect on how SWE scholarships have helped them.

Amanda Salzman, Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2016 FCA Women in Engineering Scholarship

“Because of the SWE scholarship I received, I will relieve some stress by not having to pay my entire way through college. Every dollar counts!”

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Alex Kotsakis, Biomedical Engineering, concentration in Biomechanics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Betty Lou Bailey SWE Region F Scholarship

“Because of the SWE scholarship I receive, I was able to continue furthering my education in an area of engineering that I am truly passionate about.”

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Abby Pakeltis, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
2016 Exelon Scholarship

“Because of the SWE scholarship I received, I was able to prioritize my efforts towards my goal of becoming a successful problem solver with my degree in engineering.”

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Amanda Herrara, Industrial Engineering, University of Houston
2016 Honeywell Scholarship

“Because of the SWE scholarship I received, I was able to pay back the loan I had to borrow for my first year, and I will graduate 100 percent debt free!”

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Amanda Kay Johnson, Civil Engineering with a Construction Management emphasis, New Jersey Institute of Technology
2016 FCA Women in Engineering Scholarship

“Because of the SWE scholarship I received, I was able to partially pay for one grad class each semester this term and continue working simultaneously as a union carpenter in New York City.”

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