The Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) is an international organization whose purpose is to promote the mass properties discipline and provide members and industry a medium for exchanging practices and experiences with the objective of fostering a higher degree of quality in mass properties control. Regular chapter meetings, regional and international conferences, plus an array of technical papers, reference books, industry standards and training curriculum provide mass properties engineers and industry that opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and broaden the capability of the mass properties engineer, organization or program.  The Society is organized into 22 chapters with members from across the United States, Brazil, Europe, United Kingdom, and Canada.

SAWE Scholarship / Frank Fong Memorial Scholarship Information

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[ Scholarship Application Form ] Accepting 2021 applications March 8, 2021 thru April 30, 2021


The Program

The Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc. (SAWE) has established a scholarship program for children or grandchildren of SAWE members, who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in a curriculum of the students choice. The family of SAWE past-President Frank Fong has joined with SAWE to provide the SAWE / Frank Fong Memorial Scholarship for children or grandchildren of SAWE members pursuing a technical degree.

This scholarship program is administered by an independent committee of SAWE Fellows, Honarary Fellows and recent Ed Payne Outstanding Young Engineer awards winners.  Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin.



Applicants to the SAWE Scholarship Program must be...

  • Children* or grandchildren (age 25 and under) of members of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc. who have a minimum of one year of membership as of the application deadline date. Children and grandchildren of deceased members are also eligible. The program applies to all SAWE members worldwide.
    *For the purposes of this program, children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren of members.
  • High school seniors or graduates that plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Enrolled or plan to enroll in a technical course of study (e.g. engineering, physics, mathematics, computer sciences, etc.), to be eligible for the SAWE/Frank Fong Memorial Scholarship. There is no course of study requirements for the general SAWE scholarship.



If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award.

Up to four (4) awards will be granted this year. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.



Interested students must complete the attached application and mail it along with a current, complete official transcript of grades to Scholarship America. All documentation should be postmarked no later than May 1. On-line transcripts and grade reports are not acceptable.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.


Selection Of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, goals and aspirations stated in the application, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any member of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc. or the Frank Fong family play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision of Scholarship America as final.

Applicants will be notified by the middle of May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.


Payment Of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of SAWE, Inc. Payment will be made on August 15. Checks are mailed to each recipients home address and are made payable to the school for the students account.



Recipients have no obligation to SAWE, Inc. or the Frank Fong family. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information.



SAWE, Inc. reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program. 


Volume 79 - Winter 2021 - No. 2



"Why Can't These Guys Play at Night?": A Selection of
Engineering Jokes
  by SAWE Membership 

SAWE Paper 3734, Dynamic Computer Simulation of
Aircraft Buoyancy 
by Peter Stubbers 

SAWE Technical Forum: Fatigue Life versus Weight
Transcribed by Peter Stubbers


SAWE Corporate Partners
From the Editor
President's Message
Index of Advertisers

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80th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
October 2-6, 2021
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

Registration TBA.

Sponsor/Exhibitor Benefits and Pricing

SAWE Conference COVID-19 Statement


Conference Announcement

Student Registration Info

Call for Papers

2021 Conference Sponsors


2021 Conference Exhibitors









Table of Contents   

President’s Invitation
Co-Chairmen’s Invitation
Hotel Layout
VP Vendor Relations Invitation
Corporate Partners
VP Technical Director’s Invitation
Technical Forum
Opening Speaker
Standards and Practices Day
SnP Luncheon Speaker
Training Program
Host Committee
Hotel & Transportation Information
Registration Information
ShipWeight Users Group Meeting

Guest Events





Conference Venue

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
1550 North Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
Phone: 321-799-0003

Special Conference Rate:

80thAnnual International Conference on Mass Properties
October 2-6, 2021
Cocoa Beach, Florida

Conference Page

Call For Papers

Non-members are welcome to make presentations and/or attend!