Since 2001, a major focus of SWE-LV has been to distribute scholarships for high school senior women who intend to major in engineering at their respective college or university. Scholarship funds are provided by area businesses and all of the work for administration of the program is provided by SWE volunteers. Applicants must must be females graduating from high school who reside in areas with zip codes beginning in 177-187 and 195-196, which includes over 20 counties in Pennsylvania.
In order to qualify, applicants must be enrolling as a first-year student in an ABET-accredited engineering program with a major in engineering technologies (any). Computer technology, computer science, and information systems are not qualified. A one-time award of up to $5,000 can be granted to the successful applicants. SWE-LV’s activities support the goals of the international organization through the theme of Aspire, Advance and Achieve.