Application for 2020 SVEC Education Awards

Application Deadline is February 11, 2020

Application for 2020 Education Awards at

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 (i.e. high school senior class) or presently enrolled in undergraduate community college or university programs are eligible to apply. Fulltime and part-time students are eligible. The one time award is $1000. Students may receive an SVEC Education award only once. Graduate students are not eligible. Undergraduate and High School students are judged separately.

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 (e-delivery details are listed in the reference section of the application).
  • 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.

Awardees will be notified through e-mail by February 15, 2020 and will be awarded at the SVEC Engineers Week Banquet on February 19, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA (at Brokaw and hwy 101). It is expected but not required that awardees attend the banquet. They will be guests of SVEC.

More details on criteria are at weblink for this application

If you have more questions, please contact SVEC Scholarship/Education Committee at email scholarship @ Please put “SVEC Education Awards” in the email title.

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SVEC member Organizations:

  • IEEE CS (IEEE Computer Society)
  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • IEEE SSCS (IEEE Solid State Circuit Society)
  • IEEE CIS (IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • SWE East Bay chapter
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • ASMI (Santa Clara Valley Chapter, ASM International)
  • EAA (Electric Auto Association)
  • NorthCal AIChE (Leading organization of Chemical Engineering Professionals)


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We started Silicon Valley Engineering Council back in 1990 and I’m really excited to be part of it, our purpose was to create an umbrella organization for all technical societies in Silicon Valley…

Dr. Fred Barez

SVEC Hall of Fame Inductee 2020

SVEC Hall of Fame is really a tremendous honor in Silicon Valley, there are some wonderful people who have been inducted to the Hall of Fame and they’ve done really significant things for this community, they cross boundaries and what they’ve done in engineering have made such a big difference in our lives…

Dr. Terry Shoup

Former Dean of Engineering, Santa Clara University, SVEC Hall of Fame

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Dr. Steven Chu

Former Secretary of Energy, Nobel Laureate, Professor at Stanford University
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