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Applications Open for SME Education Foundation Scholarships Through February 1

The application process for SME Education Foundation Scholarships remains open through Feb. 1, 2021. Eligible students include high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students pursuing degrees in advanced manufacturing/technology and related engineering fields at two and four-year colleges.

“As the philanthropic arm of SME, our mandate and commitment is supporting students and young people as they build their futures,” said Rob Luce, vice president of the SME Education Foundation. “We welcome applications from all interested students and work to ensure awareness of these scholarships that support hundreds of students every year.”

The SME Education Foundation administered and awarded 522 scholarships to young men and women in 2020. $1,144,900 went to students as part of the Foundation’s mission to inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent.

SME Education Foundation Scholarship recipients are selected through a rigorous review process: 795 students applied in 2020. More than 100 schools across the U.S. and Canada were among those chosen by scholarship awardees to pursue their engineering education. The scholarships provide valuable support to young people: Nearly 60 different Foundation scholarships are available in amounts up to $40,000.

This year, as part of the Foundation’s renewed commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, extensive outreach is being undertaken to significantly increase the number of underrepresented applicants. 

The SME Education Foundation awards scholarships annually, so students can reapply every year. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $40,000 and can be used for tuition, books or lab/course fees related to attaining a technical or engineering education.

Students wishing to apply for a scholarship must register first. Once registered, using a streamlined online application process, students fill out just one application that will match them to every scholarship for which they are eligible. Useful tips for the application process are also available online.