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Growth, Impact, and Inclusion

2022 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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2022 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.

SME Education Foundation Donors & Partners

The SME Education Foundation is the leading voice in manufacturing education. As the philanthropic arm of SME, we continue to significantly impact students, educators and companies nationwide. Help us inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent.


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Impact On The Future: 2022 Annual Report

The future of the Foundation is increasingly bright. We are singularly focused on the impact of what we do and the efficiency with which we do it. The Foundation welcomes your participation and trusts that you will enjoy reading about the impressive results from last year.