Apply for SWE Scholarships

SWE Scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year are available! In 2015, SWE awarded approximately 220 new & renewed scholarships valued at more than $660,000.
Apply for SWE Scholarships

SWE Scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year are available! In 2015, SWE awarded approximately 220 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $660,000.

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

We've updated our scholarship videos online to help make the application process easy. They are some of our most popular videos on YouTube. The first one helps you figure out if you are eligible for a SWE Scholarship.

Once you have decided you are eligible, there are two more scholarship videos to help you apply.

Scholarships are typically awarded in May (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and July (freshmen and reentry students) for use during the following academic year. Recipients are announced in September.

There are separate application periods depending on your class level:

  • For sophomores through graduate students: December 1 - February 15
  • For freshmen: March 1 - May 15

Learn details in the SWE Scholarship System. You can create a profile at any time.

Accredited programs are based on ABET accreditation for universities in the U.S. The list of SWE-approved programs is the same list as the ABET-accredited programs in engineering (EAC), computing (CAC), and technology (TAC). New for 2016-2017 academic year: Both PhD and Master's students must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs.

More information about eligibility and requirements can be found on the SWE Scholarships page.

Did you know?

  • Annually, SWE awards individual scholarships to freshmen through graduate students
  • Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000 each and some are renewable
  • Many professional SWE sections offer additional scholarships

Reentry/Non-Traditional Scholarships

The reentry scholarships were established to assist women in obtaining the credentials necessary to reenter the workforce as engineers. These scholarships apply to:

  • Students who have been out of school for a minimum of two years prior to the beginning of the current course of study
  • Students who have been out of the engineering or technology workforce for a minimum of two years prior to the beginning of the current course of study
  • Full or part time students
  • Students entering any year of engineering school, including graduate school

The non-traditional scholarships were established to assist women to return to school to obtain an engineering degree. These scholarships apply to:

  • Students who have been out of school for a minimum of two years prior to the beginning of the current course of study
  • Full or part time students
  • Students entering any year of engineering school, including graduate school

There is no minimum GPA requirement for students entering their first year as a reentry or non-traditional student.

Please apply for a freshman or upperclass scholarship based on your class level in the fall semester. Within the scholarship application is an option to choose reentry.

General questions regarding scholarships can be sent here.

If you have a question related to your current application, please view the FAQ in the scholarship system before submitting any questions. Specific questions about the scholarship system and your application should be sent through the scholarship system message center.

General scholarship and loan information can be found at the following websites:

College Crunch

Finaid: Smart Student Guide for Financial Aid

Scholarships.com

Scholarships for Women

U.S. Department of Education

eStudent Loan Finder

AbsolutelyScholarships.com

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

NASA-Harriet G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship

Scholarships are also offered by other non-profit organizations and by some of SWE's partners. Some of these are listed below:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

National Society of Black Engineers

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Susan E. Stutz-McDonald Scholarship Foundation

The Buick Achievers Scholarship

U.S. Air Force ROTC