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SVEC Education Awards

Applications have details and required specifics. Some of the details listed below.

      Download 2014 application form in PDF here

      Download 2014 application form in MS Word here

Deadline is February 7, 2014 mailing date.

Awards Eligibility and Criteria

The Silicon Valley Engineering Council Engineering Education awards recognize young engineering and technology students for their dedication, focus, and commitment to engineering. Engineering and Technology students graduating from high school or presently enrolled in undergraduate community college or university programs are eligible to apply. Fulltime and part-time students are eligible. Students may receive an SVEC Education award only once. Graduate students are not eligible.

While not all of these must be met by a successful applicant, it would be of advantage to the applicant if he/she can qualify most of the following criterion:

  • The applicant should be studying in one of the following 12 bay area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma.
  • The applicant’s program of study is directly focused on engineering or technology.
  • The applicant has shown involvement in professional and/or student activities (i.e. engineering societies).
  • The applicant has shown involvement in community and/or social services activities.
  • The applicant has two letters of recommendations from faculty members. Each reference letter needed to be sealed in a separate envelope. The reference letters need to be signed on the letter as well as on the sealed envelope by the faculty member. Please include these 2 sealed envelopes along with rest of your application in one bigger envelope.
  • The student exhibits strong academic performance as shown by GPA in the major and overall, as well as strong recommendations from faculty advisors.
  • A brief essay describing the student’s academic and professional goals is submitted for evaluation. The essay may list student’s financial need as well as any special circumstances specific to the student.

Granting of Awards

Awardees will be notified through e-mail by February 11, 2014 and will be awarded at the SVEC Engineers Week Banquet on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. It is expected but not required that awardees attend the banquet. They will be guests of SVEC.

Essay

Using your best writing, please write a short essay (about 150 to 250 words) describing your academic and professional goals, and how your program and this award will help you achieve them. The essay must be typed, attached to this application, and dated and signed by you.

Transcripts

Copy of current course transcripts (official transcripts NOT required, photocopies OK).

Other

Please list any experiences you have had in employment or service related to engineering, including title or description, date, and nature of work.

Please list offices you have held in engineering societies, and projects in which you have participated.

Please list any volunteer or service work you have done at your school or in your community.

Timeline

Applications must be postmarked by February 7, 2014.

      Kiran Gunnam
      Silicon Valley Engineering Council
      PO Box 360012
      Milpitas, CA 95036

Mail is slow, send as soon as you can, don’t wait until the last minute!

Do not e-mail the electronic copies of the above documents as we require application package in print. Please make sure to send all the material including reference letters in one package. If you have more questions, please contact Kiran Gunnam at email svec.scholarship@gmail.com  Please put “SVEC Education Awards” in the email title.