2018 Society of Women Engineers Chicago Regional Section Scholarship Application
*The number of Scholarships and the Amount is based on Corporate Sponsorship (Approx 4-5 $1,000 - $1,500 Awarded)
Email address *
High School Seniors and Transfer Students
Qualifications:
• Applicant must be a female.
• The applicant's home must be in a zip code with these three numbers as the first three digits: IL 600-608, 610-611, and 613; IN 463-466.
• For the Fall 2018 semester, the applicant must be a freshman, re-entry or transfer student accepted into an engineering or computer science program at an accredited college or university.
• The applicant's unweighted grade point average must be a 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. All Schools on a 5.0 Scale must recalculate the student's GPA on a 4.0 scale. If transcripts with weighted GPAs are submitted, your application will not be scored. Make sure your school submits transcripts with unweighted GPAs.
• School Transcripts must be sent by your school. School Officials can submit Transcripts via U.S. mail or e-mail as a .pdf to: SWE Scholarship Committee at swechicagoscholarship@gmail.com


Applications must be submitted by April 10, 2018 by 11:59pm (CST).
• Letters of Recommendation can be submitted by .pdf file to swechicagoscholarship@gmail.com. U.S. mailed letters must be postmarked by April 12, 2018. Do not submit more than two (2) Letters of Recommendation. Only 2 will be submitted to Judges.
• Scholarship winners will be notified via telephone in May, all other applications will receive an email indicating selection has been completed.
• Winners will be required to provide proof of enrollment into an engineering program at an accredited university.
• Winners will be required to submit their Fall 2018 tuition bill. The Fall 2018 Class Schedule must be dated after September 4th (after classes begin) and is due before October 31, 2018.
• Scholarship recipients and their families are expected to attend the Awards Reception, to be held the first/second week in June.
• Be sure to check out the additional SWE Scholarships at http://www.swe.org!

Thank you for your interest in our program, and good luck!

Alexis Brown
Scholarship Committee Chair
E-Mail for questions and comments: swechicagoscholarship@gmail.com or swe-crs-scholarship@swe.org

Name (First, Last) *
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Phone Number *
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Email Address (Do not use your e-mail address provided by your school) *
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Parent/Guardian Name(s) E-mail and Phone Number *
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Zip Code *
Please enter home zip code
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Which College/University do you plan to attend in the fall? *
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Degree you are planning to pursue in the Fall. *
Degree must be in Engineering or Computer Science. Must specify (Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, etc.)
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Unweighted GPA (weighted GPAs on transcripts will not be scored) *
Please provide scale. Ex: 3.5/4 or 4.5/5
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ACTIVITIES / AWARDS
Name of High School *
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Honors / Awards: *
Indicate special recognition, academic honors, music honors, or other special achievements. Describe what you did to earn the recognition.
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Community Activities: *
Include activities NOT sponsored by your high school such as Girl Scouts, 4H, NSBE, Junior Achievement, ACT-SO, and leadership in other community organizations. If you are a part of a STEM Activity not sponsored through your school, discuss this in this section. Indicate your length of involvement and significant contributions.
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High School Activities: *
Include technical activities such as Robotics Teams, Math Club, Science Club, Local or State Science Fairs, and non-technical activities such as athletic teams, band/orchestra, service clubs, and school publications sponsored by your high school. Indicate length of participation, offices held, and significant contributions.
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Essay
Essay Question #1:Tell us why you want to become an engineer! *
Describe your interest in engineering. Limit essay to 200 words
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Essay Question #2: What personal and/ or academic achievements are you most proud of? *
Tell us about special achievements not already discussed. Discuss any other information which might be useful to us in considering your application. Limit essay to 150 words
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How did you hear about the SWE - Scholarship? *
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STEM PROGRAMS
List your participation in STEM Summer Camps or Programs during the School Year. Indicate Name of Camp, length of Camp (1 week, etc.), what you learned and if there was a Project. If you did not attend a Camp, State, "I did not attend a STEM Camp."
#1 Most Recent STEM Program/Camp *
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#2 STEM Program/Camp
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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
List your employment history beginning with your present or most recent position. Include summer, part-time and during the school year employment. If you did not work. State "I did not work during the school year."
#1 Most Recent Employer *
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Position #1
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Dates of Employment#1
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Duties #1
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#2 Previous Employer
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Position #2
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Dates of Employment #2
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Duties #2
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#3 Previous Employer
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Position #3
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Dates of Employment #3
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Duties #3
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References - Two Letters Maximum
Your application will not be complete without a letter of recommendation (one minimum, two maximum). It is your responsibility to ensure this is submitted to SWE. Letters of Recommendation can be submitted by .pdf file. U.S. mailed letters must be postmarked by April 12, 2018. List the personal reference that you will ask to supply written comments on your technical, academic, or job-related experience. Math and science teachers or persons familiar with your applicable academic background are recommended. Do not use relatives. Do not submit .jpeg files.

The recommendation can be emailed to swechicagoscholarship@gmail.com
Or mailed to:
Society of Women Engineers
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 95525
Palatine, IL 60095-0525

Reference Name #1 and Relationship to applicant *
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Reference Name #2 and Relationship to applicant
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Transcript
You have two options for submitting your certified high school transcript to SWE: 1. Submit electronically or 2. U.S. Mail

Emailed via Docufide Transcript Services to swechicagoscholarship@gmail.com. Do not submit .jpeg files. .pdf files only. Transcripts submitted by Students will not be accepted.

Mailed by a School Official to the following address:
Society of Women Engineers
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 95525
Palatine, IL 60095-0525

Transcript Submission Method (Sent from School by Email or U.S.Mail) *
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I certify that all of the information furnished on this form is true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that such information is confidential and subject to verification by SWE.
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