SWE Scholarship Deadline: May 1 for Incoming Freshmen

Incoming freshmen should apply for a SWE Scholarship by May 1. Reference letters are due by May 8.
SWE Scholarship Deadline: May 1 for Incoming Freshmen

The deadline for freshmen to apply for a SWE Scholarship is May 1. Reference letters are due by May 8.

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. In 2017, SWE disbursed approximately 233 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $715,000.

Scholarships are typically awarded in July for freshmen and reentry students for use during the following academic year. Recipients are notified when they are awarded, and are announced to SWE members in September.

All SWE Scholarship applicants must be planning to attend a school ABET-accredited programs. Undergraduate applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.  Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.

More information about eligibility and requirements can be found on the SWE Scholarships page. General questions regarding scholarships can be sent here.

Did you know?

  • 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.

Reentry students with technical degrees may also be eligible for internships. Check out the opportunities created by our partnership with iRelaunch.