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Join Us as We Build an Inspiring Future

Providing pathways to manufacturing, engineering, and related careers through high-quality educational opportunities is central to the SME Education Foundation’s mission of inspiring, preparing, and supporting the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. The need for well-educated, well-trained manufacturing professionals is at the forefront of our national conversation. 

The Foundation is proud to be a leader in addressing this tremendous skills gap as we work toward race and gender parity in our sector. We are actively working to increase opportunities for women and minorities, and we are happy to report that, in the past two years, a record number of scholarships were awarded to underrepresented students. This is thanks to our new dedicated Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and need-based renewable scholarship programs. To continue this momentum, the Foundation is embarking on a multi-year effort to raise an additional $2 million to support these efforts. 

We invite you to join our generous friends, members, corporate partners, and foundations in this important initiative, and make a profound impact on our industry’s future. 

You can contribute today or please reach out about establishing your own scholarship by contacting Christian Jensen, Director of Institutional Giving,, (313) 425-3227

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Women and minorities are underrepresented in the manufacturing industry. We can change that. Scholarships are available.

Need-based Renewable Scholarships

New Need-based Renewable Scholarships

Learn about new opportunities, up to $20,000, for eligible graduating high school seniors, pursuing both four- and two-year degrees.

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Our professional scholarship management expertise helps corporations in their support of post-secondary educational opportunities for students.
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