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Society of Women Engineers

MASWE Scholarship

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Multiple disciplines
Disciplines
6750 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 and need based

Number of scholarships to award

One

Grant

$6,750

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction

Description

MASWE was formed in 1968 by the husbands, brothers, fathers and colleagues who believed that engineering is a viable career choice for women and the cause needed support. [This was before SWE accepted male members] Members paid “dues” as a donation to SWE of $20 and had to be sponsored by a SWE member.

By 1972 there were 33 members. In 1971 MASWE established a scholarship with a stipend of $200 for a woman engineering student based on scholarship and financial need. It was established in memory of Herbert (Bud) White, husband of Winnie White SWE’s first Executive Secretary. Bud had been the first President of MASWE. On a side note when Bud was a student at Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute there was one girl in the school allowed in on special privileges since the school was not coed. That “girl” went on to become SWE’s 4th President, Lois Graham.

Minutes from MASWE stated:  “Purpose: to give maximum MASWE recognition to a student and thereby publicize the fact that men support women engineers.  To have MASWE give a specific award which we believe will assist in our efforts to increase membership”

Applicable programmes

Benefits

The scholarship is worth $6,750.

Eligibility

  • Must be female undergraduate students studying Engineering related majors.
  • Selection also based on financial need.
  • Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior

 

Scholarship requirements

Disciplines

Multiple disciplines

Locations

United States

Nationality

Any

Study experience required

High school

Age

Unknown

Application

Application deadline

Not specified
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