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One application gives graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students access to nearly 60 different scholarships. If you’re seeking a degree in manufacturing or engineering, apply today!

The SME Education Foundation annually awards millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students pursuing two-year, four-year or advanced degrees in manufacturing or engineering.  

Help Fund Your Manufacturing Future

Scholarship applications are accepted from Nov. 1 – Feb. 1 every year, and awardees are announced in the spring. Winners of the larger awards, along with their parents, receive airfare and lodging to attend SME's International Awards Gala, where they are publicly recognized and presented with their checks.
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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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SME Membership Scholarships

The SME Education Foundation offers 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) awards of $20,000 each, all payable over four years.