The SME Education Foundation’s scholarships offer students a powerful reason to choose a manufacturing focused education. The generosity of our many individual donors and corporate partners has enabled us to award scholarships that support thousands of new students to manufacturing every year. We award our scholarships annually, so students can re-apply every year. Scholarships range from $1,000 - $6,000 and can be used for tuition, books or lab/course fees related to attaining a 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.