The Santa Clara Valley SWE scholarship applications have closed, and we are currently reviewing our many qualified applicants. Winners will be notified in early April and honored at our banquet on April 30;

Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit organization that supports professional and collegiate female engineers through professional development and career guidance programs. The organization has a goal to encourage more females in the field of engineering and technology through scholarships and outreach programs.

Each year the Santa Clara Valley section of SWE awards several scholarships, primarily on the basis of scholastic achievement, motivation and interest in engineering demonstrated in the application form. We also provide need-based scholarships. We would greatly appreciate if you can help us inform qualified candidates about this scholarship.

2016 SWE-SCV Scholarships

Scholarship recipients will be awarded $1,000 or $2500 for tuition expenses. Read more about our scholarship namesakes below.

Student Eligibility Requirements

Female high school seniors, college and graduate students pursuing a BS and/or MS in engineering or computer science are eligible for these scholarships. Engineering students must be enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering programs. Computer science students must be enrolled in CSAB-accredited programs or attend schools with ABET-accredited engineering programs.

Applicants must be a permanent resident of or attend school in the South San Francisco Bay Area, which are located in the following zip codes: 94002-94003, 94010-94011, 94018-94028, 94030, 94035, 94037-94043, 94059-94065, 94070-94071, 94074, 94086-94091, 943**, 944**, 94536-94546, 94552, 94555, 94557, 94560, 94587, 950**, 951**

The Scholarship Application Process

We are currently accepting applications. The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, March 11, 2016.

Please read the Tips for Success and Frequently Asked Questions before beginning the application. Personal and financial information will be held in strict confidence. If a question does not apply, indicate “N/A.” If you need more space to answer questions, please leverage the "comments" section.

Please note that your application is not complete until the scholarship committee has received the following: 
  • Completed online or paper application (follow links to download paper application and resume template)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Official copy of standardized test score(s) 
  • Official transcript

All documents should be sent to:
        SWE- Society of Women Engineers - Scholarships
        Santa Clara Valley Section
        PO Box 61333 Sunnyvale, CA 94088-1333

Selection & Payment of Scholarship

Applicants will be notified in April and honored at our Membership Banquet in May 2015.

Proof of enrollment will be requested at the beginning of the school year. Once proof is received and accepted, the scholarship will be paid directly to the college/university's bursar's office. Each receipt will be required to submit a verification of enrollment document (on the institution’s letterhead) to SWE-SCV and must contain the following information:

  1. Current engineering and/or computer science program of study (this means you must declare a major in engineering and/or computer science by winter 2016)
  2. Semester enrolled
  3. Number of credits you are taking
  4. Current classes you are taking (Please note that your course work must be engineering and/or computer science related)
  5. The document you provide must be a verification of enrollment document that is on your institution’s letterhead. This document can be obtained by your institution’s bursar's office.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Ceal Craig, 2016 Scholarship Chair
Erika Rodriguez, VP of Career Guidance

SWE SCV would like to congratulate our 2015 Scholarship Class

Michelle Leahy,
Jan 31, 2016, 10:09 PM
Michelle Leahy,
Jan 31, 2016, 10:16 PM
Michelle Leahy,
Jan 31, 2016, 10:12 PM