The SME Education Foundation scholarships support students pursuing degrees in advanced manufacturing and related fields at two- and four-year schools, colleges and universities. We have awarded more than $7 million to nearly 3,000 deserving students in the United States and Canada since 2005.
The SME Education Foundation can administer your organization's scholarship or create your endowed individual scholarship. Learn how we help you support advanced manufacturing education through scholarships.
Qualified, committed educators are critical to successful inspiration and preparation of high school students for skilled career opportunities in manufacturing. Educators are key in the SME PRIME consultative model of training and development for current and future advanced manufacturing workforce demands.
The SME Education Foundation's case study titled “Manufacturing and Mature Economies: A Model for Workforce Solutions” by Rob Luce, Vice President of the SME Education Foundation, was recently included within the 2019 World Manufacturing Forum Report series.
Kouts High School from a small, close-knit community near Valparaiso, Indiana, came out ahead and won the manufacturing competition at the 2019 FABTECH Student Summit. The SME Education Foundation Student Summit event series is one solution that through student-centric programming, effectively addresses the misperception often held by young people that manufacturing is dull, dirty and dying.
The 2019 WESTEC Student Summit Racing Challenge winning team from Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science in Long Beach, California used important skills like teamwork and collaboration that they acquired from their classroom training to blow away the manufacturing competition and secure the victory.
The Student Summit Event Series at HOUSTEX 2019 was a success with 216 high school students attending the one-day event. Students participated in hands-on challenges and learned about manufacturing career pathways during tours of industry, and collegiate exhibits.