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 Recipient

“Dream bigger and expect more because it is possible.”
“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.” Richard Bach.

My name is Chelsea Walters and I am from Kingston, Jamaica. I am an undergraduate student at Kettering University and I am currently in my senior year of Industrial Engineering. In my professional life, I’ve worked as a Manufacturing Engineer where I work on various projects geared towards improving existing Engineering processes.

I am passionate about the quote above because it is no secret that multicultural women are underrepresented in the STEM industry. I however believe that it should not be seen as a limitation, but instead, as a beacon sending a message that there is a void that needs to be filled. I am here today because I saw that beacon and the chance to do my part in filling the void. Read Chelsea’s full bio.

The IEEE Women in Engineering committee takes pleasure in presenting Chelsea Walters as the 2021 recipient of the Frances B. Hugle Scholarship, in recognition of her outstanding academic performance and passion for engineering.

 

 

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2021 Scholarship

Schedule:

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

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.

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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