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. Annually, the scholarship is presented to one female IEEE Student Member who has completed two years of undergraduate study in an engineering curriculum at an ABET-accredited university or college within the United States.
- Application Submission Begins: Closed
- Submission Deadline: Closed
One award annually
- A female IEEE Student Member
- A 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.
- A 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 selected candidate shall be selected from the successful applicants meeting the eligibility requirements of this award.
The scholarship recipient will be recommended by the IEEE WIE Outreach Subcommittee and approved by the IEEE WIE Committee.
The scholarship award shall be a one-time check in the amount of US$2,500.
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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.
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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