Every week I receive at least one email asking me about scholarships for women who plan to pursue a degree in Engineering. Not surprisingly, engineering as a major is a field that is very disproportionately made up of employees, managers, teachers, and mentors of the male persuasion. How is a women supposed to get her foot in the door?
Well, the fact is that many colleges and business have partnered to try to address this glaring discrepancy. Colleges are doing their share by offering my openings for female applicants to their engineering programs. This includes everything from computers and biomedicine to mechanics, petroleum, and electrical engineering programs.
But getting into an engineering program is not enough. It needs to be affordable. This is where industry has stepped in. There are now a wide range of good scholarships available for female students who plan to major in some area of engineering
If I were headed into an engineering program today, I would start here then look at well-heeled schools that are known to have money for women engineers. Good examples are Southern Methodist University, Rice University, and University of Oklahoma. Next, I'd example some of the 3rd party websites that have publically targeted female engineering applicants on their websites. Great examples are SMART and EngineerGirl.
If you have been using the CrowFly College Planning tool then you will be eligible for many of these endowed scholarships.
Amelia Earhart fellowship – International scholarships for women pursuing doctorates or PhDs in aerospace-related science or engineering subjects
AOE National Foundation Scholarships – Scholarships for women in engineering or technical science-related programs at universities in the US
APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women – Scholarships for women in engineering and scientific fields wanting to continue their studies at postgraduate level
AWAM Scholarships – US scholarships for women studying aviation
BHW Women in STEM Academic Scholarship – US scholarships for women pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM subject
CEMF Undergraduate Scholarships – Awards for women to study engineering in Canada. Only open to Canadian citizens
Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) Scholars Program at UMBC – US scholarships for female undergraduate students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County majoring in STEM subjects
Ford Prize for Women in STEM study – Awarded to women starting their first year of an undergraduate degree in a STEM subject in the UK
The Henry Luce Foundation Clare Boothe Luce Program – Undergraduate and graduate awards (granted directly to the university, rather than the applicant) with preference given to women in fields in which women are underrepresented, e.g. physics, computer science, engineering and mathematics
Leatrice Gregory Pendray Scholarship – US scholarships for women in engineering, awarded by the AIAA Foundation
L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Fellowships – Awarded to female students within the UK and Ireland studying in scientific fields
Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship – Scholarships for women in engineering and other STEM-related degree subjects, for students who wish to pursue careers in the automotive industry upon graduation. For citizens of states within the Southern US.
Susan E. Stutz-McDonald Scholarship Foundation – US scholarships awarded to female students studying environmental engineering
SWE Scholarship Program – US scholarships for women in engineering from the Society of Women Engineers
Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize – Sponsored by Shell and the Institute of Physics, this award is for female UK students pursuing careers in Physics
The WEST Fund – WEST (Women in Engineering, Science and Technology) provides small bursaries for women in STEM-related studies within Sheffield in the UK
Women’s Engineering Society Awards – Scholarships for women in engineering studying in the UK
Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Scholarships – Undergraduate and graduate scholarships for women pursuing careers in transportation
M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship for Women in Physics – For women interested in pursuing careers in physics research after having had their further studies interrupted. For US or Canadian citizens or legal residents with an affiliation to a research institution or national lab.
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