Scholarship Value $20,000
Number of Scholarships 60
For more than 40 years, the SME Education Foundation has been a leader in supporting the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. Our scholarship program awards millions of dollars to hundreds of graduating high school seniors and current college students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in manufacturing, engineering or related discipline.
With more than 60 distinct scholarship programs, the Foundation provides merit and need-based scholarships, issues renewing and one-time awards, and seeks applications from all eligible students, including but not limited to young women and underrepresented communities. The Foundation has awarded 18 million to over 5,000 future industry leaders since 2005 and awards nearly a million dollars in scholarships each year.
Scholarship applications are accepted annually from November 1 – February 1. By submitting one application, you will be considered for every scholarship for which you are eligible. Awards range from $2,500 – $20,000.
Basic Criteria for Scholarship Consideration
- Graduating high school senior or current college student (associates or bachelor’s)
- Minimum 2.0 GPA
- Pursuing an associate, bachelor’s, or graduate degree in manufacturing, engineering, or related discipline.
- Attending accredited college or university in the United States or Canada
- Permanent resident or citizen of the United States, Canada, or possess a student visa
- Full-time or part-time student