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Scholarship Application

Professionals interested in judging can sign up here: 2023 Judge Signup

The FY23 Scholarship Program is currently open.

Application can be accessed here.


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!

If your company is interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please contact us at


Starting in Fall 2022 we will welcome applications for full time students who are:

  1. Entering College Freshman in the Fall 2023

  2. Community College Student in the Fall 2023

  3. Undergraduate Student, Continuing in the Fall 2023

  4. Re-entry College Student in the Fall 2023

  5. Graduate Student in Masters Program (not PhD or DE programs) in the Fall 2023

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 2023. No reminders will be sent for missing materials.

Reference Forms are due by March 17, 2023. 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


Fall 2022: Scholarship Application Open

March 10, 2023: Scholarship DEADLINE

March 17, 2023: Scholarship Reference Forms Due

March 2023: Application Judging


April 2023: Award Notifications

April/May 2023: Awards Lunch (if possible)

August/September 2023: Scholarship Payout directly to your school



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 and include your zip code.​

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  • Name and contact information for two references*

  • Resume

  • Essay (see prompt below)

    • Your essay should be 500 - 1000 words.

    • Essays will be checked for plagiarism!​

  • Needs based Essay, optional

    • 250 word maximum

  • Project/Paper Samples

  • Transcript(s)

* 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?

Scholarship Applicaton
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