Scholarships

Supporting Women in STEM Careers

SWE SCV promotes SWE's mission by awarding scholarships to local women pursuing an accredited engineering or computer science degree in the United States. SWE SCV awards approximately $15,000 in scholarships each year.

If your company is interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please contact us at swe.scv.fdg@gmail.com

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Congratulations Scholarship Recipients!!!

SCHOLARSHIP: Mary G. Ross Memorial Endowment

NAME: Alexis

MAJOR: Biomedical Engineering

Alexis is a senior in high school. She is currently serving a second term as the president of her school’s SWE Next club. She loves doing design challenges, going to conferences, and conducting outreach events with the club. Recently, Alexis and her SWE Next club won first place in a virtual statewide design challenge. Outside of school, Alexis is a competitive dancer and teaches ballet at a local studio. Alexis is excited to be pursuing Bioengineering at UC Berkeley this Fall. 

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LEARN ABOUT OUR MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Irmgard Flugge-­Lotz Memorial Endowment Scholarship

 (established 1992)

The Irmgard Flugge­Lotz Scholarship was one our first endowed scholarships, recognizing a true aeronautics pioneer. Born in Germany in 1903, she was one of the first women in the world to study aeronautics, earning her doctorate in 1929. She applied her mathematical skills to develop lifting line theory, a fundamental breakthrough to compute the lift distribution of an airplane wing. She left Europe in 1948 to teach at Stanford University, with a focus on fluid mechanics, numerical methods, and automatic control theory. In 1960, she became the first female full professor in Stanford's College of Engineering. In 1970, she was selected as the recipient of the SWE Achievement Award, the highest honor awarded nationally by SWE.