Grant: Society of Women Engineers 2021 Programs

Grant Date: November 2021
Amount: $318,000

Since 1950, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has strived to increase the number of women choosing to enter the engineering and technology fields. This grant will fund 30 SWE Global Scholarships, plus contribute to programs that will help women in engineering excel professionally and showcase their achievements. These include:

  • SWE Next High School Leadership Academy(SHLA). SHLA is a virtual, year-round program that builds self-confidence and resilience among high school students interested in pursuing engineering and technology degrees.
  • Community College Women of Color Pathways Research. This program is a new year-long program to encourage undergraduate women studying at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to pursue STEM graduate degrees.
  • Collegiate Leadership Institute (CLI). CLI is a program designed to equip collegiate SWE members with the skills, knowledge, and leadership abilities that will enable them to become leaders in their engineering and technology careers and serve as a future pipeline for leaders in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

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