Scholarships Merit-based
Society of Women Engineers

Paula Loring Simon Scholarship

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Multiple disciplines
1750 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


Paula was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended elementary and secondary schools in Manhasset Hills, Long Island. She received her Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1968, cum laude. She received her Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana in 1969.

Following graduation, Paula joined Honeywell in the Boston area as a system engineer. In 1974, she joined MITRE Corp as a Member of the Technical Staff. In 1977, Paula received her Master of Business Administration from Boston University.

In 1979, Paula joined Arthur D. Little as an information technology consultant. In 1983, she moved to New York City and became Manager of Information Systems for Cushman & Wakefield, a full service commercial real estate firm.  In 1988, she joined Telerate Systems (which became Dow Jones/Telerate) as Vice President for system development.  In 1993, she became General Manager for MetLife Insurance Company first in Scranton, Pennsylvania and later in Troy, New York.

Paula joined SWE in 1970 in the SWE Boston Section and became a Senior Member in 1986. Paula had an active SWE “career” becoming SWE President 1978-79 and a member of the SWE Board of Trustees from 1989-92.  Paula was in the first group of SWE members to receive the Distinguished New Engineer Award in 1979.  She became a SWE Fellow in 1988.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is worth $1,750.


  • Class: Freshmen
  • Major: CprE, CS, EE
  • Minimum GPA 3.0/4.0


Scholarship requirements


Multiple disciplines


United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

Not specified
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