About the Scholarship

The SAWF Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM related field, such as science, technology, engineering, or math. Qualifications for scholarship applications are for women to be enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at a southern accredited two-year technical program, four-year  undergraduate program, or graduate program that can be used for a career in the automotive industry. Since the introduction of the Scholarship Program in August 2011, SAWF has provided over $363,500 in scholarships. SAWF raises funds for scholarship through industry fundraising, society soirees and professional development events. 

The 2021/2022 scholarship recipients are:
Leanne Turpin – Lorie Shauntee-Nelson Scholarship Recipient 
Brooke Ivy Welch  – scholarship courtesy of Toyota Motor North America
Parker M Willis – scholarship courtesy of Toyota Motor North America
Tess Head – scholarship courtesy of Toyota Motor North America
Madeline Hise – scholarship courtesy of Magna
Or Yoked – scholarship courtesy of Honda/GAMA/Benore Logistics
Jillian Eberhart – scholarship courtesy of Bodman
Hailey Thomas – scholarship courtesy of Honda
Natalie Bretton – scholarship courtesy of BMW Manufacturing
Siera Sands – scholarship courtesy of Chemico



2022/2023 Scholarship Program 

Scholarships will be awarded in increments ranging from $1000 to $5,000. Scholarships payments are paid through one increment and the schools document allocation between the two terms as applicable. Funds are paid after the awardee submits the required documentation showing satisfaction up to the date of payment of the eligibility set requirements.  To apply click the scholarship application link.

Scholarship Application

Additional Scholarship Requirements