Society of Women Engineers Expands Scholarship Program

ARDC grant will fund scholarships and programs designed to help women succeed in engineering.
By: Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC)
SAN DIEGO - Nov. 22, 2021 - PRLog -- Since 1950, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has strived to increase the number of women choosing to enter the engineering and technology fields, to help them excel professionally, and to showcase and value their achievements. Their programs include:
  • SWE Global Scholarships. The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those preparing for careers in engineering, technology, and computer science.
  • SWENext High School Leadership Academy (SHLA). SHLA is a virtual, year-round program for high school students interested in pursuing engineering and technology degrees.
  • Community College Women of Color Pathways Research. This program encourages undergraduate women of color who are pursuing STEM graduate degrees.
  • Collegiate Leadership Institute (CLI). CLI equips collegiate SWE members with the skills, knowledge, and leadership abilities that will enable them to become leaders in their engineering and technology careers.
Funding for these programs was provided by an $318,000 grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), a private foundation that supports not only innovative amateur radio projects, but diversity and equity in engineering.

Karen Horting, CEO and Executive Director of SWE, says of the grant, "Our new collaboration with Amateur Radio Digital Communications will further our mission to support and empower women in engineering and technology. This grant will have a tremendous impact on our outreach, leadership programs, and research which is pivotal to increasing the diversity and inclusion of future generations of women engineers."

About Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is the world's largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. The Society offers unique opportunities to network, provides professional development, shapes public policy and provides recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women engineers. As a champion of diversity, SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their personal and professional lives. To learn more about the Society, please visit or call 312-596-5223.

About ARDC
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a California-based foundation with roots in amateur radio and the technology of internet communication. ARDC makes grants to projects and organizations that follow amateur radio's practice and tradition of technical experimentation in both amateur radio and digital communication science. Such experimentation has led to broad advances for the benefit of the general public, including the mobile phone and wireless internet technology. ARDC envisions a world where all such technology is available through open source hardware and software, and where anyone has the ability to innovate upon it. To learn more about ARDC, please visit

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