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SCHOLARSHIPS

Supporting Women in STEM Careers

SWE SCV promotes SWE's mission by awarding scholarships to local women pursuing an accredited engineering or computer science degree in the United States. In 2019, SWE SCV awarded 11 scholarships totaling more than $14,000.

If your company is interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please contact us at swe.scv.fdg@gmail.com

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SCHOLARSHIPS

Irmgard Flugge-­Lotz Scholarship

 (established 1992)

The Irmgard Flugge­Lotz Scholarship was one our first endowed scholarships, recognizing a true aeronautics pioneer. Born in Germany in 1903, she was one of the first women in the world to study aeronautics, earning her doctorate in 1929. She applied her mathematical skills to develop lifting line theory, a fundamental breakthrough to compute the lift distribution of an airplane wing. She left Europe in 1948 to teach at Stanford University, with a focus on fluid mechanics, numerical methods, and automatic control theory. In 1960, she became the first female full professor in Stanford's College of Engineering. In 1970, she was selected as the recipient of the SWE Achievement Award, the highest honor awarded nationally by SWE.

SCHOLARSHIP JUDGES NEEDED!!!

Would you like to be a SWE SCV Scholarship Judge? The judging will take place in February 2020.

Sign up here! https://form.jotform.com/90439484705161

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

High school seniors, college, and graduate students, who identify as female and are pursuing a BS or MS in engineering or computer science full-time at accredited universities are eligible for SWE SCV scholarships. 

 

Applicants must either have a permanent address or be attending a school 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**

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please email us at swescv.scholarships@gmail.com

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

2020 Essay Prompt

Describe an Engineering problem you would like to solve. Anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you would take to identify a solution.

SWE Santa Clara Valley SCHOLARSHIPS

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 - 2021 school year. 

 

We welcome applications for:

  1. High school graduates entering college in the Fall 2020

  2. College students in undergraduate programs for 2020-2021 school year

  3. Masters level graduate programs (not PhD or DE programs) for 2020-2021 school year

Please review the table below carefully as applications will only be considered if all the materials are complete and submitted via Jotform by the deadline January 20th, 2020. 

START YOUR APPLICATION TODAY

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below before beginning the application. Personal and financial information will be held in strict confidence. If a question does not apply, indicate “N/A.”
 

All documents will be submitted via the application on Jotform. If you have any questions or concerns, please email swescv.scholarships@gmail.com

JOT FORM APPLICATION ITEMS

  1. Resume

  2. Essay

  3. Two Letters of Recommendation*

  4. Standardized Test Scores (HS Students Only)

  5. Project/Paper Samples
    (College Only)

  6. Transcript(s)

* Letters of recommendation can be uploaded via JotForm Application OR sent separately by email from the recommender directly to swescv.scholarships@gmail.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can anyone apply for this scholarship?

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, 94943**, 944**, 94536-94546, 94552, 94555, 94557, 94560, 94587, 950**, 951**

Do I need to be a member of SWE to be eligible for SWE-SCV scholarships?

No, you do not have to be a member of SWE to be eligible for SWE-SCV scholarships. We recommend our college applicants join SWE (https://swe.org/membership/) and high school applicants join SWENext (https://swe.org/k-12-outreach/youth-programs/)

What is the criteria for college enrollment?

Students should be enrolled at a university full time and pursuing an accredited engineering program.

 

Once awarded a scholarship, each recipient will be required to submit a verification of enrollment document from the bursar's office (on the institution’s letterhead) to SWE-SCV containing the following information: 

  • Current engineering and/or computer science program of study 

  • Semester/quarter enrolled

  • Number of credits you are taking

  • Current classes you are taking 

 

Once proof is received and accepted, the scholarship will be paid directly to the college/university's bursar's office.

Are need-based scholarships available?

We offer both merit-based and need-based scholarships.

What information should I have prepared before going through the submission process?

As part of the application, we will ask you to provide:

  • A current transcript

  • Unofficial report of standardized test scores

  • Employment history

  • Activities

  • Honors and awards

  • One essay plus an optional needs based information

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Essay addressing provided prompt

Do I have to finish the application in one session?

The JotForm application needs to be completed in one session. Please be sure to have all your files ready.   

What is the SWE mailing address for any items that can't be sent digitally?

Please send all files digitally through the JotForm application whose link is found at Scholarship Application.

 

If you have some difficulty sending these files digitally, you can send a hard copy to SWE Santa Clara Valley's address below, though it's not preferred. All items should be post marked by  the deadline.  ALSO send an email to swescv.scholarships@gmail.com so we can look for it. 

 

SWE Santa Clara Valley Section – Scholarships

PO Box 61333

Sunnyvale, CA 94088-1333 

What are the essay questions?

Essay prompt  for the 2020-2021 school year is the following:

 

Describe an Engineering problem you would like to solve. Anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you would take to identify a solution.


Needs Based Information: If you feel you qualify for a needs based scholarship, please tell us how this scholarship will financially assist you in pursuing your academic career 250 words or less). (That will be a box in the JotForm).

My question isn't answered here?

Reach out to our Scholarship Chair at swescv.scholarships@gmail.com