SAWF Scholarship Information

Deadline for 2019-20 Was June 1, 2019.  Deadline for 2020-21 will be March 1, 2019. Online Application will be available in early October 2019. 
Annoucement of 2019-20 honorees will happen by Mid-July. If you have not been contacted by July 15th then you were not selected. 

Congratulations to the 2019-20 scholarship recipients:
Alexis Rudolph, Alabama A&M University

Alicia D. Hyder, University of South Carolina Upstate

Ashlyn Kozlowski, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Brooke Welch, West Virginia University

Cassandra Carmichael, Wake Technical Community College

Deborah Yussuff, Georgia Southern University

Emilie Hatton, Liberty University

Estefany Quezada Segura, Middle Tennessee State University

Jacklynn Bryant, Tennessee Technological University

Kateryna Vaskevich Panasiuk, Valencia College

Katie Bishop, The Georgia Institute of Technology

Katie Hall, Tennessee Tech University

Keanna Ladadra Abraham, Jackson State University

Kearsten Prince, Alabama A&M University

Lauren Heinrich, Lipscomb University

Lauren Nowlin, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Leanne Turpin, Tennessee Technological University

Lexandra Lutz, Calhoun Community College

Madhuri Kishanlal Ghodekar, Clemson University

Rachel Gay, Bellarmine University

Schuyler Winston, Spelman College


Deadline for 2020-21 Scholarship will be March 6, 2020. We will begin accepting applications in October 2019 for the 2020-21 school year. All supporting documents that are not uploaded to online application, must have been mailed in and be received by March 6, 2020. Online application will be available in early October 2020 and any mailed items are to be sent to SAWF, c/o Nicolai Events & Communications, 2744 Ellwood, Berkley, MI 48072 or emailed to info@southernautomotivewomen.org.

About SAWF Scholarships
The SAWF Scholarship Program, introduced in 2011, provides financial assistance to women enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program with a preference for those interested in the automobile and mobility industry. The amount of each scholarship is dependent upon the number of applicants and ranges from $1,000 to $5,000 each.

Scholarships are presented at our Annual Conference in late July (the 2019 Conference is July 25 – 26, 2019 in Franklin, TN) for the upcoming academic year.  Scholarship recipients are encouraged to attend this conference to personally accept the award. Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 30th.  All can check the website for the list. Scholarship payments are made in one payment in early fall. Eligibility requirements, listed below, must be maintained to receive the full scholarship amount.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Female high school senior or graduate; Applicants may submit applications before graduating from high school or receiving a GED.
  • Enrolled or enrolling in a college or university in any of the following Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas or West Virginia
  • Enrolled or enrolling in an accredited higher education institution
  • Minimum GPA requirements: cumulative: 2.5 and major 3.0 (must be maintained)
  • Full-time or part-time (at least 6 hours per semester) enrollment in at least 2 consecutive academic terms
  • Degree being pursued in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or an automotive field.
  • Applications must be received by SAWF by June 1, 2019, regardless of postmark date.

General Disclaimers
SAWF at all times reserve the right without liability to withhold any and all scholarship payments previously announced or awarded. If at any time a scholarship recipient does not maintain the eligibility requirements in effect at the time that the scholarship was awarded, SAWF may seek reimbursement from the recipient of any unused scholarship monies previously paid to the recipient and shall discontinue any and all future payments to the recipient. SAWF reserves the right to modify its scholarship guidelines and eligibility requirements at any time without notice to any current or future applicants or recipients.

Deadline is March 6, 2020. Online application and accepting applications will be availalbe starting in early October.