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Society of Women Engineers

Dorothy P. Morris Scholarship

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1500 USD
United States
Not specified
Application deadline


For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Their organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.


Scholarship type

Need based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Dorothy was born in the Bronx, New York and attended Walton High School, graduating in 1948. She then attended Concordia Jr College in Bronxville, NY and Pace College in NYC.  She worked in numerous non- engineering positions and then joined Colvin Laboratories as a Vice President and General Manager (electronics) serving for 10 years starting in 1953. In 1963 she joined Victory Engineering Corp eventually becoming Treasurer. For many years she commuted between Long Island, NY and New Jersey for her jobs. After retirement she worked as a private consultant for numerous organizations.

Dorothy joined SWE as an Associate Member of the New York Section in 1963. She became a member in 1968. Eventually she became a Life Member.  She became SWE’s representative to the Engineering Manpower Commission [AAES] serving with distinction as its Chair 1970-85.  She worked hard on the First International Conference of Women Engineers & Scientists in 1964, served as NY Section President and Section Representative.  Dorothy was elected to the SWE Board of Trustees in 1973 serving as a trustee and Chairman for many years. Dorothy received the Distinguished Service Award from SWE in 2001 and was selected as a SWE Fellow in 1987. She led a People-to-People trip of SWE Members to China.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is worth $1,500.


  • US citizenship required. Selection also based on financial need.
  • This scholarship is open to any majors in sophomore, junior or senior classes.


Scholarship requirements




United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

Not specified


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