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Amelia Earhart Fellowship

FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields. ELIGIBILITY Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are eligible. Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship. Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Current fellows may apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year and will undergo the same application and evaluation procedures as first-time applicants. Applicants must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received in September and will not graduate before April. APPLICATION PROCESS The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee reviews the applications and recommends recipients to the Zonta International Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.

Betty Shanahan Scholarship

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. A one-time only graduate student scholarship to recognize SWE's Executive Director & CEO Betty Shanahan's outstanding accomplishment over 10 year's of service. SWE membership required. Amount: TBD A few main eligibility points: Only women are eligible. You must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year. You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants). You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.

GE's Women's Network Scholarship

US Citizenship & SWE membership required. Leadership roles outside of academics and involvement in engineering professional organizations, discipline related internships, presentation skills. Recipients willing to intern at GE. 20 @ $5,000. Preferred list of schools include: Boston College, Boston University, Bucknell University, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western University, Clarkson University, Clemson University, Cornell University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rose-Hulman University, Stanford University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, University of Wisconsin, University of California at Berkeley, University of Cincinnati, University of Connecticut, University of Dayton, University of Florida, University of Illinois, University of Maryland (College Park), University of Maryland (Baltimore County), University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, University of Puerto Rico, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Scholarships

Preference is given to students in computer related engineering majors. 3 @ $1,500 A few main eligibility points: Only women are eligible. You must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year. You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants). You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.

Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship

Awarded once per renewal cycle. 1 @ $7,000 Renewable 5 yr. max. Open to Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior students. All Engineering majors. A few main eligibility points: Only women are eligible. You must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year. You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants). You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.

Verizon Scholarships

U.S. citizenship required; disabled, military veteran/ROTC program preferred. Preferred list of schools include: University of Puerto Rico, Cornell, Penn State, Rutgers-New Brunswick, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Southern California, University of South Florida, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Purdue, CUNY-City College, Villanova. 10 @ $3,000.

Olive Lynn Salembier Scholarship

Established in 1978 to memorialize the Society's twelfth president, assists women in obtaining the credentials to reenter the job market as engineers. Eligibility is restricted to women who have been out of the engineering job market as well as out of school for a minimum of two years prior to reentry. Recipient may be entering any undergraduate or graduate year, including doctoral programs, as full or part time students. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made.

Lillian Moller Gilbreth Scholarship

Awarded since 1958 to a junior or senior woman engineering or computer science student of outstanding potential and achievement. Dr. Gilbreth, in whose honor the scholarship was named, was well known for the many contributions which she made to the field of industrial engineering and management. Minimum GPA is 3.0. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5/4.0 or above.

Ivy Parker Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1986 to honor a past chair of SWE Board of Trustees, the scholarship is awarded to a female engineering or computer science student entering her junior or senior year. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. Minimum GPA is 3.0. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5/4.0 or above.

MASWE Memorial Scholarships

Established in 1971 by the Men's Auxiliary of the Society of Women Engineers and augmented in recent years through significant contributions from the Tremont Trust in memory of Winifred Demarest Gifford White, SWE's first Executive Secretary. The awards are presented to engineering or computer science students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years and who demonstrate outstanding scholarship and financial need. Minimum GPA is 3.0. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5/4.0 or above.

Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship

Was established in 1988 in memory of astronaut and active SWE member Judith Resnik who lost her life aboard the Challenger space shuttle. The scholarship is awarded to a student entering her senior year majoring in aerospace, aeronautical or astronautical engineering who is also an active SWE Student Member. Minimum GPA is 3.0. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5/4.0 or above.

Dorothy Lemke Howarth Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to women engineering students entering their sophomore year who are U.S. citizens. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0/4.0 or above.

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