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Society of Women Engineers

Elizabeth McLean Memorial Scholarship

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1500 USD
Grant
United States
Location
Not specified
Application deadline

About

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.

Overview

Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award

One

Grant

$1,500

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction

Description

Elizabeth Jackson McLean made significant contributions to civic life in the city of Chicago and was one of the first women to advance in her field.  She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin in 1954.  Elizabeth was the only woman in her engineering classes and number two in her class overall.  Elizabeth was married to Charles McLean and had two children, Carian and Kristina.

Elizabeth began her career as an associate planner for the City of Chicago and was later promoted to Chief Research Engineer for the Department of Public Works.  In 1967, Mayor Richard J. Daley named her Assistant Commissioner of Public Works. Elizabeth received distinguished service citations from the University of Wisconsin for outstanding achievement in her field at the 25th annual Wisconsin Engineers day dinner held on the Madison campus.  In 1973, Mayor Daley appointed her First Deputy Commissioner.

Elizabeth joined SWE in 1960.  She was very active in the Chicago Regional Section in the 1960s.  In 1962, Elizabeth was the SWE National Convention Chairman.

Applicable programmes

Benefits

The scholarship is worth $1,500.

Eligibility

  • The Elizabeth McLean Memorial Scholarship was established to support SWE members in their undergraduate and in the field of civil engineering.

Scholarship requirements

Disciplines

Civil Engineering & Construction

Locations

United States

Nationality

Any

Study experience required

High school

Age

Unknown

Application

Application deadline

Not specified
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