©2019 by Society of Women Engineers Santa Clara Valley. Managed by P.GILL

SCHOLARSHIPS

Supporting Women in STEM Careers

DEADLINE: January 20, 2020

 

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

 

AWARD INFORMATION

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

If you are interested in donating to our scholarship fund, please donate here! https://www.mightycause.com/story/Swescv40for40

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

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

 

We welcome applications for full time students who are:

  1. Entering College Freshman in the Fall 2020

  2. Community College Student in the Fall 2020

  3. Undergraduate Student, Continuing in the Fall 2020

  4. Re-entry College Student in the Fall 2020

  5. Graduate Student in Masters Program (not PhD or DE programs) in the Fall 2020

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. 

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

AWARD TIMELINE

October 2019: Scholarship Application Open

January 20, 2020: Scholarship DEADLINE

February 1-15, 2020: Application Judging

 

February 24-28, 2020: 

Award Notifications

End of March, Date TBD: Awards Lunch

August/September 2020: Scholarship Payout

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 (ABET or CSAB) 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, 94012, 94018, 94019, 94020, 94021, 94022, 94023, 94024, 94025, 94026, 94027, 94028, 94029, 94030, 94031, 94035, 94037, 94038, 94039, 94040, 94041, 94042, 94043, 94059, 94060, 94061, 94062, 94063, 94064, 94065, 94070, 94071, 94074, 94085, 94086, 94087, 94088, 94089, 94090, 94091, 94301, 94302, 94303, 94304, 94305, 94306, 94307, 94308, 94309, 94310, 94401, 94402, 94403, 94404, 94405, 94407, 94408, 94409, 94497, 94536, 94537, 94538, 94539, 94540, 94541, 94542, 94543, 94544, 94545, 94546, 94552, 94555, 94557, 94560, 94587, 95001,
95002, 95003, 95004, 95005, 95006, 95007, 95008, 95009, 95010, 95011, 95012, 95013, 95014, 95015, 95017, 95018, 95019, 95020, 95021, 95023, 95024, 95026, 95030, 95031, 95032, 95033, 95035, 95036, 95037, 95038, 95039, 95041, 95042, 95043, 95044, 95045, 95046, 95050, 95051, 95052, 95053, 95054, 95055, 95056, 95060, 95061, 95062, 95063, 95064, 95065, 95066, 95067, 95070, 95071, 95073, 95075, 95076, 95077, 95101, 95102, 95103, 95106, 95108, 95109, 95110, 95111, 95112, 95113, 95114, 95115, 95116, 95117, 95118, 95119, 95120, 95121, 95122, 95123, 95124, 95125,
95126, 95127, 95128, 95129, 95130, 95131, 95132, 95133, 95134, 95135, 95136, 95137, 95138, 95139, 95140, 95141, 95142, 95148, 95150, 95151, 95152, 95153, 95154, 95155, 95156, 95157, 95158, 95159, 95160, 95161, 95164, 95170, 95172, 95173, 95190, 95191, 95192, 95193, 95194, 95196, 95199
 

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

JOT FORM APPLICATION ITEMS

  • Two Letters of Recommendation*

  • Resume

  • Essay (see prompt below)

    • Your essay should be 500 - 1000 words.

    • Essays will be checked for plagiarism!​

  • Needs based Essay

    • as applicable, 250 word maximum

  • Standardized Test Scores (HS Students Only)


  • Project/Paper Samples

    (College Only)

  • Transcript(s)

DEADLINE: January 20, 2020

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

Please have them put your name in the subject line!

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.

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, 94012, 94018, 94019, 94020, 94021, 94022, 94023, 94024, 94025, 94026, 94027, 94028, 94029, 94030, 94031, 94035, 94037, 94038, 94039, 94040, 94041, 94042, 94043, 94059, 94060, 94061, 94062, 94063, 94064, 94065, 94070, 94071, 94074, 94085, 94086, 94087, 94088, 94089, 94090, 94091, 94301, 94302, 94303, 94304, 94305, 94306, 94307, 94308, 94309, 94310, 94401, 94402, 94403, 94404, 94405, 94407, 94408, 94409, 94497, 94536, 94537, 94538, 94539, 94540, 94541, 94542, 94543, 94544, 94545, 94546, 94552, 94555, 94557, 94560, 94587, 95001,95002, 95003, 95004, 95005, 95006, 95007, 95008, 95009, 95010, 95011, 95012, 95013, 95014, 95015, 95017, 95018, 95019, 95020, 95021, 95023, 95024, 95026, 95030, 95031, 95032, 95033, 95035, 95036, 95037, 95038, 95039, 95041, 95042, 95043, 95044, 95045, 95046, 95050, 95051, 95052, 95053, 95054, 95055, 95056, 95060, 95061, 95062, 95063, 95064, 95065, 95066, 95067, 95070, 95071, 95073, 95075, 95076, 95077, 95101, 95102, 95103, 95106, 95108, 95109, 95110, 95111, 95112, 95113, 95114, 95115, 95116, 95117, 95118, 95119, 95120, 95121, 95122, 95123, 95124, 95125,95126, 95127, 95128, 95129, 95130, 95131, 95132, 95133, 95134, 95135, 95136, 95137, 95138, 95139, 95140, 95141, 95142, 95148, 95150, 95151, 95152, 95153, 95154, 95155, 95156, 95157, 95158, 95159, 95160, 95161, 95164, 95170, 95172, 95173, 95190, 95191, 95192, 95193, 95194, 95196, 95199

Applicants must be attending school full time.

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 (ABET or CSAB).

 

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