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SME Education Foundation Scholarships Scholarship Opportunities

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The SME Education Foundation scholarship application is currently closed. If you’ve already registered, you’ll be notified in September to prepare for the November application process. If you haven’t registered? Do it today: We want you to succeed!

The SME Education Foundation annually awards $2 million in scholarships to high school seniors, undergraduates and post-graduate students pursuing trade school training or 2 or 4-year degrees in manufacturing or engineering. 

Our annual student scholarship allows student to re-apply every year. Scholarships available through the SME Education Foundation student scholarship program range from $1,000 - $6,000 and can be used for tuition, books or lab/course fees related to technical or engineering education.

The SME Education Foundation also offers substantial scholarships to students with at least one parent or grandparent who has been an SME member in good standing for the last two years. The Family Scholarships include one (1) award in an amount of $40,000 and three (3) scholarships of $20,000 each, all payable over four years.

Scholarships Available to You

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Scholarships
Technical School/Community College Graduating HS Seniors Undergraduate Students Graduate Students

 

Technical Schools and Community Colleges allow students to acquire the necessary skills and technical knowledge to directly enter the workforce upon graduation. The SME Education Foundation awards scholarships for students attending these 2-year schools.

  • Must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must be on a path toward an associate degree in manufacturing engineering technology, or a closely related field at an accredited public college or university in the United States or Canada.

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High School students looking for scholarships for college can apply for over 30 scholarships from the SME Education Foundation. If you’re planning a career in manufacturing, then you’ve come to the right place! Let us help fund your education and allow you to focus on your studies.

  • Must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must be on a path toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering, technology, or closely related field at an accredited public college or university in the United States or Canada.

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Already in college or studying at a university? We have scholarships specifically for you. Let us help you on your path toward a career in manufacturing. We award our scholarships annually after our application closes on February 1. Students can re-apply annually on November 1 for a chance to renew their scholarship.  

  • Must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must be on a path toward a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering, technology, or closely related field at an accredited public college or university in the United States or Canada.

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While Graduate Students typically rely on fellowship, the SME Education Foundation is proud to award scholarships for manufacturing students looking for an advanced degree. Students matriculating in advanced manufacturing education need to dedicate time to their studies: Our scholarships help them take on the financial burden while allowing students to focus on their education.

  • Must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must be on a path toward a graduate degree in manufacturing engineering, technology, or closely related field at an accredited public college or university in the United States or Canada.

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Jump-Start Your Manufacturing Career with a Scholarship

The SME Education Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships every year to those pursuing a career in manufacturing. Now's the time to learn more and take advantage of these great opportunities.
“I am extremely grateful to the foundation for the opportunity to continue my education and earn my degree. Their support and generosity made a huge difference, and helps students realize how supportive the community can be and motivates students to strive for the best. Thank you for believing in me and helping me with my education.”
Constance, SME Education Foundation Scholarship Recipient