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SWE SCV promotes SWE's mission by awarding scholarships to local women pursuing an accredited engineering or computer science degree (ABET or CSAB) in the United States. SWE SCV awards approximately $15,000 in scholarships each year.
If you are interested in donating to our scholarship fund, please donate here! https://www.mightycause.com/story/2021for2021scholarships
If your company is interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting in Fall 2021 we will welcome applications for full time students who are:
Entering College Freshman in the Fall 2022
Community College Student in the Fall 2022
Undergraduate Student, Continuing in the Fall 2022
Re-entry College Student in the Fall 2022
Graduate Student in Masters Program (not PhD or DE programs) in the Fall 2022
Please review the table below carefully as applications will only be considered if all the materials are complete and submitted via Jotform by the deadline in 2022.
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below before beginning the application. Personal and financial information will be held in strict confidence. If a question does not apply, indicate “N/A.”
All documents will be submitted via the application on Jotform. If you have any questions or concerns, please email swescv.scholarships AT gmail DOT com
October 2021: Scholarship Application Open
February 23, 2022: Scholarship DEADLINE
March 2022: Application Judging
April 2022: Award Notifications
April 2022: Awards Lunch (if possible)
August/September 2022: Scholarship Payout
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
High school seniors, college, and graduate students who identify as female and are pursuing a BS or MS in engineering or computer science full-time at accredited universities (ABET or CSAB) are eligible for SWE SCV scholarships.
Applicants must either have a permanent address or be attending a school in the following counties:
South San Mateo County
South Alameda County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County
San Benito County
This is an image showing our section boundaries. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please email us at swescv.scholarships AT gmail DOT com and include your zip code.
ITEMS NEEDED FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Name and contact information for two references*
Your essay should be 500 - 1000 words.
Essays will be checked for plagiarism!
Needs based Essay, optional
250 word maximum
Completed Application: Link will be provided when the next scholarship program is open.
* Reference Forms - You will provide a name and email address, we will send them a reference form to fill out. Don't wait until the last minute to submit your application! Reference forms must be submitted by the deadline!
Why do you want to be an Engineer? Describe your motivation to go into Engineering/Computer Science or a problem you want to solve with your Engineering/Computer Science degree.
Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as an aspiring Engineering/Computer Scientist?
Frequently asked questions
Can anyone apply for this scholarship?
Do I need to be a member of SWE to be eligible for SWE-SCV scholarships?
No, you do not have to be a member of SWE to be eligible for SWE-SCV scholarships. We recommend our college applicants join SWE (https://swe.org/membership/) and high school applicants join SWENext (https://swe.org/k-12-outreach/youth-programs/).