General Information
The Eastern Washington Section of the Society of Women Engineers (EWS-SWE) administers a $1,000 scholarship funded by AREVA NP Inc. (www.us.areva.com). AREVA NP created this scholarship to help ease the shortage of engineers needed to fuel the nuclear renaissance. The scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified female engineering student in the rising-sophomore or above classification in a nuclear-related field of engineering (nuclear, mechanical, chemical, electrical or computer).

•    Be a female student who has completed at least one year studies in an accredited school with an intention to enter a nuclear-related field of engineering.
•    Satisfactory completion of a minimum of one year of full time equivalent engineering credits at an ABET accredited school.
•    Be in a position to accept the scholarship toward undergraduate or graduate engineering studies in an accredited school in the fall following presentation of the award.
•    Be a woman residing in the Northwestern United States (inclusive of WA, OR, ID, MT and AK).

Application Forms
Official scholarship forms from the Eastern Washington Section of the Society of Women Engineers are mailed annually to the student section and/or the Dean of Engineering and Financial Aid offices of schools in the Northwestern United States. Use of copies or reproductions is permitted. Additional application forms may be downloaded or requested directly from:

Sandy Brower
EWS-AREVA Scholarship Chair
PO Box 364, Richland, WA 99352
509-375-3112 (home)

Required Application Materials
All application materials will become the property of the Eastern Washington Section of the Society of Women Engineers. No application materials will be returned. In order to be accepted for judging, all of the following materials must be submitted:
•    Application Form: Eastern Washington Section of the Society of Women Engineers - AREVA NP Scholarship Application Form
•    Transcripts: Official copy of applicant's transcript showing grades for the entire enrollment in current and/or prior college(s)
•    Letters of Reference:
1.    From the Engineering Department Head, a professor, or a faculty counselor
2.    From an individual who has personally known the applicant for a minimum of three years and who is not a relative to the applicant

Evaluation and Award
Women working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in a nuclear-related engineering field are eligible. All other factors being equal, preference will be given to an Eastern Washington resident. Financial need and academic successes will be considered but will not be a final, determining criteria. The applicant’s affiliation with AREVA NP (e.g. internship, summer job or family member employed by the company), intention to enter the nuclear energy industry, motivation, leadership potential and ability to follow projects through to completion will heavily influence award selection.