Scholarships Merit-based
Society of Women Engineers

Melanie Clampitt Memorial Scholarship

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Multiple disciplines
2000 USD
United States
Not specified
Application deadline


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.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Melanie Clampitt grew up as Melanie Aminoff in Los Angeles to a father who emigrated from Samarkand with his brothers, sister, and a mother of Polish descent. Her father made his wealth from a successful shirt making business in Hollywood. Melanie attended Beverly Hills High School and following graduation held a limited career as an administrative assistant until after she got married and gave birth to her daughter Lori. In her day, there was less emphasis on education and career for women and more emphasis on marriage and motherhood.

When Lori was little, Melanie inherited a share in her father’s business, which set her on a path of home remodels starting with her own home. Some years later and after divorcing Lori’s father, she found her true calling when it came to investments and property ownership while being a full-time parent to Lori. She invested in local real estate, and she thoroughly enjoyed renovating her homes and being a great landlord to her tenants.

While she never attended college or pursued a higher degree, Melanie held her own financially and was devoted to raising her daughter. She became a STEM advocate for her by encouraging her STEM interests. 

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is worth $2,000.


  • Only candidates who identify as a woman.
  • You must be planning to attend full time.
  • You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books or equivalent.
  • You must be an undegraduate student.

Scholarship requirements


Multiple disciplines


United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

Not specified
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