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For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Their organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
Hopper was born in New York, the oldest in a family of three children. She was curious as a child, a lifelong trait. At seven she decided to determine how an alarm clock worked. She dismantled seven alarm clocks before her mother realized what she was doing; she was then limited to one clock.
She attended the Hartridge School in Plainfield, NJ. and was admitted to Vassar College at age 17. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1928 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics. She earned her Master’s degree at Yale University in 1930. Hopper began teaching mathematics at Vassar.
The scholarship was established in 1992 to honor a woman known as “Amazing Grace” through friends and SWE members raising the funds.
The scholarship is worth $5,100.