The FY24 Scholarship Program is currently open!
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/Scv2024scholarships
If your company is interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please contact us at email@example.com
We welcome applications for full time students who are:
Entering College Freshman in the Fall 2024
Community College Student in the Fall 2024
Undergraduate Student, Continuing in the Fall 2024
Re-entry College Student in the Fall 2024
Graduate Student in Masters Program (not PhD or DE programs) in the Fall 2024
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 is February 23rd, 2024. No reminders will be sent for missing materials.
Reference Forms are due by March 8, 2024. Applicants are responsible for submitting applications with enough time for reference providers to submit the reference form. Link to reference forms will be emailed to reference providers after the scholarship application is submitted.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2023 Scholarship Application Open
February 23rd, 2023: Scholarship DEADLINE
March 8th, 2024: Scholarship Reference Forms Due
March 2024: Application Judging
April 2024: Award Notifications
May 18th, 2024: Scholarship Banquet
August/September 2024: Scholarship Payout directly to your school
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 email@example.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
* Reference Forms - Once you provide a name and email address of your reference, we will send them a reference form to fill out. Please give your reference adequate time to fill out their form so they can submit it before 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?
Can anyone apply for this scholarship?Applicants must either have a permanent address or be attending a school in our section boundaries. You can reference the map above to see the boundaries. Generally, our section is in the following counties: South San Mateo County South Alameda County Santa Clara County Santa Cruz County San Benito County If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your zip code. Applicants must be attending school full time.
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/).
What is the criteria for college enrollment?Students should be enrolled at a university full time and pursuing an accredited engineering program (ABET or CSAB). Once awarded a scholarship, each recipient will be required to submit a verification of enrollment document from the bursar's office (on the institution’s letterhead) to SWE-SCV containing the following information: Current engineering and/or computer science program of study Semester/quarter enrolled Number of credits you are taking Current classes you are taking Once proof is received and accepted, the scholarship will be paid directly to the college/university's bursar's office.
Are need-based scholarships available?We offer both merit-based and need-based scholarships.
What information should I have prepared before going through the submission process?As part of the application, we will ask you to provide: A current transcript Unofficial report of standardized test scores Employment history Activities Honors and awards One essay plus an optional needs based information Two letters of recommendation Essay addressing provided prompt
Do I have to finish the application in one session?The JotForm application needs to be completed in one session. Please be sure to have all your files ready.
What is the SWE mailing address for any items that can't be sent digitally?Please send all files digitally through the JotForm application whose link is found at Scholarship Application. If you have some difficulty sending these files digitally, you can send a hard copy to SWE Santa Clara Valley's address below, though it's not preferred. All items should be post marked by the deadline. ALSO send an email to email@example.com so we can look for it. SWE Santa Clara Valley Section – Scholarships PO Box 61333 Sunnyvale, CA 94088-1333
My question isn't answered here?Reach out to our Scholarship Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org