Scholarships Merit-based
Society of Women Engineers

Jean Louis Le Gall Memorial Scholarship

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4000 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


SWE Scholarships support those who identify as a woman and pursue an ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student program in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and fields related to engineering globally.

Jean Louis Le Gall was a self-made man in every sense. Born in 1924 on a small farm in Brittany, France, much of his youth was spent under the cloud of WWII. He played a part in the French Resistance and after the war, joined the French army in French Indochina, where he spent 3 years as a morse code operator. After completing his military service, with only a third-grade education and fifty dollars to his name, he left his native France for New York City at the age of 29 to embark on a new life.

After finding work, Jean enrolled in English classes and quickly became proficient with his new language. He found work as a server in cafés and later in renowned restaurants, where he was recognized for excellence. During this time, he completed his high school equivalency diploma after which he enrolled at the City College of New York where he earned his BS diploma in Solid State Physics.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is worth $4,000.


  • Class: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate.
  • Major: Any.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0/4.0.

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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