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Mary Pottle Scholarship

We are grateful for anyone who is able to help us reach our goal of funding the Mary Pottle Scholarship to help young women achieve their STEM education goals.

The link to give to the Mary Pottle Scholarship fund is

Congratulations to Our Fall 2023 Winner of the Mary Pottle Scholarship!

We’ve almost reached our goal! Donate today to support the future of women in STEM careers.

Mary Pottle Scholarship for SWE Boston

Mary Pottle was the first recorded president of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Boston section, chartered in 1950, and passed away in the summer of 2021. SWE Boston was one of the original four sections of SWE, and still one of the largest sections today.

To honor Mary Pottle’s memory and continue her mission of promoting human rights and SWE’s mission of empowering women engineers, we are establishing a memorial scholarship fund to benefit women and students of marginalized genders pursuing degrees in STEM (science technology engineering mathematics). This fund will be an endowment that will benefit STEM students in Eastern Massachusetts for years to come.

We need your help. All donations to this fund will go directly to help students in STEM. SWE Boston stands behind supporting women in STEM and will match up to $12,500. Your donation will make twice the impact!

As you plan your year-end donations, please add SWE Boston to your list. In addition, please encourage your companies to make a donation or match your donation. There are multiple ways to contribute:

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Send money to our PayPal email Please select the “Friends and Family” option to avoid the sales fee associated with “Goods and Services.” A PayPal account is required for this option.

If you choose to donate by mail, you can fill out this individual donation form and mail us a check and the form at:

SWE Boston
c/o Mary Pottle Scholarship
P.O. Box 244
Woburn, MA 01801

Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. SWE is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity. All donations are tax deductible. A donation receipt will be sent for this transaction. Please email if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting gender parity in STEM.

Get your company involved in contributing

See below for a sample request to ask your company to match charitable company donations.

Subject: Help Raise Money for Students of Marginalized Genders in STEM

Dear [Employer],

I am [name] and I am a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Boston professionals section. At SWE Boston, we seek to empower women engineers though professional development events, K-12 outreach, and making friendships outside of work.

While we have made some great strides, there’s still a long way to go before gender equality in STEM.

We need your support to establish a new memorial scholarship in honor of our founder Mary Pottle who passed away last summer (2021). SWE was founded in 1950. SWE Boston was one of the first four sections of SWE, and still one of the largest sections today.

Would you consider donating $500 or matching donations to help us achieve our mission? This means a lot to SWE Boston, so SWE Boston is willing to match up to $12,500 in donations. Your donation can make twice the impact!

We greatly appreciate your donation, and it will be used to ease the burden of student loan debt for students of marginalized genders in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). To contribute, please visit our website at

With your donation, we’d be one step closer to gender parity and improving the lives of students in STEM!

Thank you,