IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship

The IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Frances B. Hugle, her many significant engineering accomplishments, and to help provide the resources for female engineers to follow in her footsteps. The scholarship is presented to up to two female IEEE Student Members who have completed two years of undergraduate study in an engineering curriculum at an ABET-accredited university or college within the United States.

2021 Scholarship

Schedule:

  • Application Submission Begins:  1 September 2021
  • Submission Deadline:  1 November 2021

Scope

Up to two (2) awards annually

Eligibility:

  • Female IEEE Student Member
  • Full-time student who has completed two (2) years of undergraduate study in an engineering curriculum at an ABET-accredited university or college within the United States.
  • Full-time student who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate engineering curriculum at an ABET-accredited university or college within the United States.
  • Applicant may apply multiple times, but can only be awarded the scholarship one time.

Basis of Selection:

  • Two essays: (1) 1,000 words on why the applicant wants to go into the engineering profession, and (2) 500 words on why the applicant should receive the scholarship.
  • Evidence of at least a 3.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Two letters of recommendation: (1) from an academic reference, such as a professor or department chair, and (2) from a personal reference who knows the applicant well and can comment on her character.
  • The candidate(s) shall be selected from the successful applicants meeting the eligibility requirements of this award.

Selection Committee 

The scholarship recipient(s) will be recommended by the IEEE WIE Outreach Subcommittee and approved by the IEEE WIE Committee.

Scholarship Award

The scholarship award shall be a one-time check in the amount of US$2,500.

 

If you have any questions, please contact women@ieee.org.

2020 Scholarship Recipient

Olivia Figueira is a senior at Santa Clara University majoring in Computer Science and Engineering and minoring in Mathematics and Economics. She will graduate in June 2021 with her Bachelor’s degree and hopes to pursue a PhD in Computer Science to research in the intersection of computer security and privacy and human-computer interaction (HCI). Olivia has participated in the Computing Research Association’s Committee on Widening Participation (CRA-WP) Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (DREU) program for two summers, one at the University of Washington and one at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and both experiences helped spark her interest in attending graduate school to conduct research in this field. After her DREU program at the University of Washington, she presented preliminary results of her research at the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration Conference as a CRA-WP GHC Research Scholar. Read Olivia’s Bio

The IEEE Women in Engineering committee takes pleasure in presenting Olivia Figueira as the 2020 recipient of the Frances B. Hugle Scholarship, in recognition of her outstanding academic performance and passion for engineering.

View past IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship recipients: 2020|2019|2018

Donate to the IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship

For information on donating to the IEEE Frances B. Hugle Memorial Fund, visit the IEEE Foundation page.
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