Every year the Philadelphia Section awards scholarships to provide financial assistance to full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in an engineering, engineering technology, or computer science discipline.  The scholarship amounts have typically been $1000 or $2000 each.  Previous winners of SWE Philadelphia Scholarships, SWE Headquarters, or other SWE Scholarships are also eligible for this year’s awards.

The Philadelphia Section scholarship program provides tuition assistance to deserving applicants who identify as a womxn and are enrolled in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) program at a local university or college. The criteria for selection are science/math/engineering activities, teamwork, leadership, scholarship, and an essay on the student’s personal motivations for pursuing engineering. Judging will be conducted by members of the Scholarship Committee of the SWE Philadelphia section.

For information on the scholarships that are offered by the Society on an international level, please see the Scholarship Webpage.

In order to be eligible, an applicant must be a full-time student who is a paid societal member of SWE and pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an engineering, engineering technology, or computer science discipline at one of the following schools or a school within our section area. Eligible schools and majors include but are not limited to: 

Drexel University (Architectural, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Materials Science, Mechanical, and Software Engineering;Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology)
Elizabethtown College (Computer Science, Engineering)
Messiah University (Biomedical, Civil, Electrical, General, and Mechanical Engineering; Computer and Information Systems, Cybersecurity)
Millersville University (Applied Engineering, Computer Science, Occupational Safety & Environmental Health)
Penn State Harrisburg (Civil, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science, Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations, Electrical Engineering Technology, Information Sciences and Technology, Information Systems, Structural Design & Construction Engineering Technology)
Penn State York (Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology; Information Technology)
Saint Joseph’s University (Computational Engineering and Applied Physics; Computer Science, Information Technology)
Swarthmore College (Engineering)
Temple University (Bioengineering, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial & Systems, and Mechanical Engineering; Construction Management; Engineering Technology)
Thomas Jefferson University (Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering; Information Technology)
University of Pennsylvania (Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular, Computer, Electrical, Material Science, Mechanical, Networked & Social Systems, and Systems Science & Engineering; Computer Science)
Villanova University (Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science)
West Chester University of Pennsylvania (Biomedical Engineering; Computer Science)
Widener University (Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering)
York College of Pennsylvania (Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineer; Computer Science)

Please contact with any questions and/or concerns.

Our application window for FY24 is closed.

Thank you to everyone who applied this year, check back next year for our application announcement!