The 2019-2020 SME Education Foundation Scholarship application closes on February 1, 2019.


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 millions in scholarships attracting 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. Eligible students include high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students pursuing degrees in advanced manufacturing and related fields at two- and four-year colleges.

In addition, the SME Education Foundation annually 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.

To apply for scholarships, students must first register with the SME Education Foundation. The application process is open from November 1st to February 1st. Registered students are notified via email when application opens in November.

Apply today!