Scholarships administered by the Society of Women Engineers are funded by donations from private sector industrial and manufacturing concerns. Successful female candidates combine their gender, academic success and STEM career aspirations to qualify for SWE scholarships. Programs are extremely competitive, recruiting the next generation of analytical minds into mechanical engineering careers with industry leaders. Scholarships for women studying Mechanical Engineering are funded by such corporations as Lockheed Martin, DuPont, GE, and Chevron. Scholarship awards range in value from $1,000 to $15,000 each.