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Fund your exploration of a STEM career! Apply for an SME Education Foundation scholarship today.

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The SME Education Foundation offers nearly 60 scholarships for students pursuing two-year, four-year or advanced degrees in STEM-based manufacturing or engineering programs. 

 

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 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 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 college or university in the United States or Canada.

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SME Members – including their children and grandchildren – have exclusive access to apply for scholarships to support their pursuit of careers in manufacturing and engineering.

  • 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 college or university in the United States or Canada.
  • Students must be a current member of an SME Professional or Student chapter or must have at least one parent or grandparent who has been an SME member in good standing for the last two years -- includes step-mothers and step-fathers.

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Scholarship Application is Now Open!

The SME Education Foundation scholarship application is open and accepting applications. Help fund your exploration of a STEM career! Apply now for an SME Education Foundation scholarship.