Scholarships Merit-based
Society of Women Engineers

Charbonneau Family Scholarship

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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 based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Elaine Reeves received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Art in Physics & Music from the University of St Thomas in St Paul, MN. It was in her final year of university that she met her husband Dain Charbonneau. After graduation, Elaine began a career in electromagnetic testing at Northwest EMC.

In 2012 they moved to Redmond, WA for Elaine to increase her breadth in the field of electromagnetic testing while working for Microsoft. While working at Microsoft, Elaine received her Master’s in Science Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and Dain began his studies in Computer Science.

Elaine joined SWE in 2001 as a charter member for the University of St Thomas and remained active in roles such as President Elect and President. Upon graduation she became involved in the Professional Development and Collegiate Advisor for the Minnesota section. When she moved to Seattle area, she remained active in the Pacific Northwest Section holding numerous section and region roles. She remains active in SWE in roles like the Secretary of the SWE Tucson section.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is worth $1,000.


  • Must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate student enrolled in any Engineering programme.

Scholarship requirements




United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

Not specified

To see the complete details of the information required to apply, please register and start an application.

In general, you’ll be asked to provide the following information:

 Past educational experience;

University and program you plan to attend;

Letter of acceptance. Note, you may still apply If you do not receive your acceptance letter prior to the application deadline.

Financial details.

School, community, and work activities.

Essay (350 word limit);

Honors and awards;


Faculty reference and personal reference contact information;

 Transcript of past academic degree, if applicable.

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