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Society of Women Engineers

Olga Aparicio Memorial Scholarship

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Multiple disciplines
1000 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 and need based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Olga Aparicio was born in 1958, in San Miguel, El Salvador to Berta Marina Quiteño and Leonidas Aparicio. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de El Salvador in 1984, where she graduated at the top of her class and as the sole female graduate of the program for that year.

Throughout her career Olga was a trailblazer for innovation in the telecommunications industry. During her tenure at NEC and Cable and Wireless, Olga was a key contributor to the standardization of optical transport networking technologies in the early growth of fiber telecommunications services.

At Noblis, Olga was a Solutions Architect as well as a Principal Investigator in Network Virtualization Technologies. She provided thought leadership to numerous technical projects at Noblis as an advisor, contributor and leader. She recognized early the advantages of decoupling network controls from hardware and allowing the network to be managed by a much more flexible software layer.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is worth $1,000.


  • 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 or graduate student.
  • Preference given to candidates demonstrating financial need, and legal status in the US attending a US college.
  •  Minimum GPA: 3.3.

Scholarship requirements


Multiple disciplines


United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

Not specified
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