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Inspire, Prepare, and Support

2023 was a record year for the SME Education Foundation as Student Summits, SME PRIME and the Scholarship program delivered impressive results.

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2023 Initiatives

Students Summit

Student Summits

In 2022, 70 high school and post-secondary students from 28 U.S. states participated in Student Summits that took place at RAPID + TCT, SkillsUSA and IMTS.


2022 was a year of program execution, and one focused on developing and launching 18 new SME PRIME schools in Michigan and elsewhere. More than $4 million was distributed to the SME PRIME school network – a record.



In 2022, the SME Education Foundation we experienced a record number of female and/or minority scholarship applicants, and made a record number of award to minority students.