Certificate of Merit ( Closed as of March 11th, 2016 — but it’s not too late to start preparing for the next one!)

One of the objectives of SWE is to inform young women of the opportunities open to them in the fields of engineering and science and to encourage them to attain higher levels of education. In support of this objective, the Orange County Section sponsors a Certificate of Merit Program.

The Certificate of Merit is an achievement award presented to female students completing their junior year of high school. The recipients are chosen by the faculty of the math and science departments and administration of their schools on the basis of their achievements in math and science, their character, and their desire for a future career in engineering, math or science. The award consists of a certificate that can be recorded on college and scholarship applications.

Award Criteria:

  • High school female junior or senior who has completed three years of science and three years of mathematics with distinction
  • High school junior or senior who has has achieved excellence in a science or math related activity such as a science fair, math contest, etc

Nominations are solicited from teachers, or school counselors. To nominate students, please use our online form, using the following link: here

Once you submit your form online you will receive a verification e-mail to the address you provided.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact either of us at swecomerrit@mtu.edu . Please limit all correspondence to this email only as we have limited access to the Michigan Tech SWE voicemail and email accounts.

Please submit your nominations by Friday, March 11th, 2016 . Any nominations submitted after the due date unfortunately cannot be accepted. We anticipate mailing the awards by Saturday, April 23, 2016.One thing to note is that there is no scholarship attached the certificate, but it is a great way to help a deserving student stand out to potential universities of interest.


Certificate of Merit Chairs