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“Last Week Tonight” Features SWE Scholarship Program: More Than $3 Million Awarded to Date

“Last Week Tonight” Features SWE Scholarship Program | In Compliance Magazine

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to encourage more women to pursue rewarding careers in engineering through a host of scholarship opportunities. With a single application, traditional and returning engineering students can make their dreams a reality through the SWE Scholarship program. As mentioned on John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” on HBO Sept. 21, SWE has awarded more than $700,000 in financial aid this year alone.

SWE has provided scholarships since its inception in 1950. In the last six years SWE has awarded more than $3 million to well more than 1,000 women in pursuit of careers in engineering. Each year, SWE volunteer members review an ever-growing number of applications. The committee bestows financial aid upon women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2014, SWE disbursed more than 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $721,000.

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Freshman scholarship applications are accepted through May 15, and applications for sophomores through graduate students are due Feb. 15. To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, visit www.SWE.org/Scholarships.  The program is supported through grants, organizations and individuals. To contribute to the SWE scholarship fund, visit www.SWE.org/Donate.

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