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Scholarship Announcement from SWE

The Minnesota Section of the Society of Women Engineers is offering nine tuition-based scholarships for undergraduate women engineering and computer science students. Applicants are judged on the basis of:

  • their potential to succeed in an engineering career
  • their communication skills
  • their involvement in extracurricular or community activities and leadership skills shown in those activities
  • their demonstrated work experience and success
  • their academic success. 

All applications are judged by a committee of Minnesota SWE professionals who represent different fields of engineering.

The application form found here includes more details on eligibility, a list of the scholarships being offered, and specific judging criteria. Applications for 2023-24 academic year deadline will be listed when available.

SCSE Scholarship Info

The deadline to apply for SCSE scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year will be posted in February 2023. Please look in January 2023 for more details.

There are several groups of scholarships available to students enrolled in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering: campus-wide, college-wide, engineering and department scholarships.

College-Wide and Engineering Scholarships

College-wide and Engineering Scholarships are for students who will be full-time students for both fall and spring semesters, have enough credits to be considered a sophomore or above and in good academic standing. To be considered for a scholarship with financial need students must have a completed and submitted a FAFSA for the 2022-2023 academic year. The One Stop Website, houses university wide scholarships.

Engineering scholarships are only available to students who are enrolled in the following UMD engineering programs: Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. 

College-wide scholarship applications are open to any undergraduate student enrolled full-time in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering. 

  • UMD William G. Emery Family Scholarship
    For undergraduate students with a preference for students with a military connection
  • UMD Philemon and Baucis Scholarship
    For undergraduates students, no financial need or academic merit preference. This scholarship is predicated on the "Pay it Forward Principal" and an essay is required to be considered for this scholarship.
  • UMD Dr. Alan M. Johns Pre-Medical Scholarship
    For undergraduate students whose career goal is to become a medical doctor
  • UMD Dr. Ione Thompson Goodman Memorial
    For undergraduate students with financial need and academic merit
  • UMD Techne/R&D Systems Merit Scholarship in Life Sciences
    For undergraduate students with financial need and academic merit
  • UMD Elliott Scholarship for the Sciences
    For international undergraduate or graduate students with financial need
  • UMD Richard and Katharine Dumas Scholarship
    For an undergraduate freshman with a preference for students who have graduated from a St. Paul Public High School and is awarded through the Office of Admissions.

Department Scholarships

Please contact the department you are associated with directly as the ones listed below have different application procedures. All of the SCSE engineering departments use a common application that is referenced above. 

Aerospace Studies: Air Force ROTC 
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Computer Science 
Earth and Environmental Sciences 
Mathematics and Statistics
Physics and Astronomy

Campus-Wide Scholarships

Most Campus-wide scholarships are awarded directly through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. The application process includes admission acceptance to the University of Minnesota Duluth, enrollment at UMD and filing for federal student aid (FAFSA). Completion of this process will include you in the scholarship application pool. Some Campus-wide scholarships require additional application materials.

Please review the renewal requirements for both merit and admissions scholarships. For more information about scholarships for incoming UMD freshman and UMD current students please visit the One Stop Scholarship Page.

Other Awards

More Information

For information on Swenson College of Science and Engineering scholarships contact Brian Hinderliter, Associate Dean for the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at [email protected]