WANDA MUNN SCHOLARSHIP
Each year the Eastern Washington Section of the Society of Women Engineers administers a $1000 scholarship (minimum) which is funded from a trust fund established by the section. The scholarship will be awarded to a nontraditional engineering female student to help alleviate the financial burden of returning to school.
- Be a nontraditional female student endeavoring to reenter the work force or to assist in career growth and potential.
- 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.
- Satisfactory completion of a minimum of two years of full time equivalent credits at an ABET accredited school. These credits do not have to be in an engineering curriculum.
- Be a woman residing in the Northwestern United States (inclusive of WA, OR, ID, MT, and AK).
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 to schools in the Northwestern United States. Additional application forms may be downloaded or requested directly from SWE at:
EWS Scholarship Chair
PO Box 364
Richland, WA 99352
Use of copies or reproductions is permitted.
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 Wanda Munn 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. Letter of Reference from the Engineering Department Head, a professor, or a faculty counselor.
2. Letter of Reference from an individual who has personally known the applicant for a minimum of three years and who is not a member or relative of the applicant's family.
3. Letter of Reference from a professional source such as an employer or other community/professional organization.
Evaluation and Award
Nontraditional women working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree are eligible. All other factors being equal, preference in award will be made to an Eastern Washington resident. Financial need and academic successes will be considered but will not be a final, determining criteria. The applicant's motivation, leadership potential, and ability to follow projects through to completion will heavily influence award selection. Special consideration will be given to those with unique circumstances. Directed students with a positive attitude are encouraged to apply.