5 Engineering Scholarships for Women (with Quickly Approaching Deadlines!)
Women have been and still are underrepresented in fields related to the sciences, technology, engineering and math. Many college and university departments relative to these fields offer scholarships to attract women to diversify their classes and encourage women to make their own contributions to such disciplines.
In addition to engineering scholarships, such as the five below, some women engineering students invested in research could win lucrative graduate fellowships, which not only provide them with second-to-none experience, but help establish themselves and showcase their work in what is traditionally a male-dominated field.
- American Nuclear Society – John and Muriel Landis Scholarships award eight scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who have greater than average financial need. One of these scholarships, the Delayed Education Scholarship for Women, is awarded to a mature woman whose undergraduate studies in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field have been delayed.
Deadline: February 1, 2010
- The Society of Women Engineers – The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.
Award Amount: between $1,000 – 10,000
Deadline: February 15, 2010
- AAUW (American Association of University Women) – AAUW Branch and State Local Scholarship Clearinghouse Pilot Program allows women in engineering and other sciences to submit a scholarship application which will then be directed to its local branch or state for consideration. Award amounts, degree or field of study, and other eligibility criteria vary per state.
Award Amounts: Varies; most are between $100 – 5,000
Deadline: March 1, 2010
- The Society of Women Engineers – Reentry scholarships were established to assist women in reentering the workforce as engineers. These scholarships are for a non-traditional student, in any year of engineering school, including graduate school. These scholarships include the BK Krenzer Memorial Reentry Scholarship and the Olive Lynn Salembier Memorial Reentry Scholarship.
Award Amount: $2,000 each
Deadline: May 15, 2010
- The Society of Women Engineers – some SWE chapters offer scholarship assistance to students on a local level. If you reside or attend school within certain geographical areas, you may be eligible for additional scholarship assistance.
Award Amounts: Varies; most are between $250 – 1,500
Deadline: Varies by state