The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) seeks to provide scholarships to women with aspirations in many different categories of engineering. The SWE firmly believes in empowering and supporting women who wish to achieve their goals as professional engineers. If you are a female high school senior who wishes to major in engineering and its many sub-strands, applying to the SWE Incoming Freshmen Scholarships could be one of the best pre-college decisions you could make. Why? One application will allow you to be eligible for all of the scholarships within the SWE database for which you qualify for. Check out the information below to take your first steps in getting great awards for college.
SWE Incoming Freshmen Scholarships
- Award Value: $1,000-$10,000 each
- Available Awards: 188+
- Deadline: May 15
- Essay Required: No
In order to apply, you must have a minimum 3.5 un-weighted GPA, have a letter of acceptance from a college or university for an ABET-accredited engineering or computer science program, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and plan to attend school full time. Women who have already been awarded a full scholarship cannot be considered.
How to Apply
Fill out the online scholarship application on the SWE site and obtain and scan the following items: high school transcripts; college letter of acceptance; your resume; letter of recommendation from a science, technology, engineering, or math teacher; and letter of recommendation from a non-family member who has known you for more than two years. You must also file for the FAFSA and submit contact information for your future school’s financial aid office. With all of these items sent in to complete your scholarship file, you will be eligible to be awarded and to receive aid from many scholarship funds from people and corporations who wish to help a future female engineer reach her education and career aspirations.