Students in communities in every corner of Michigan, from the Upper Peninsula to metropolitan areas, will have access to new career and technical education opportunities through the Michigan-based SME Education Foundation.
The governing body of the Foundation, the board is comprised of leaders from industry, academia as well as community leaders.
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $40,000 and can be used for tuition, books or lab/course fees.
Rob Luce, SME Education Foundation vice president: “SME PRIME schools are central to our commitment of inspiring, preparing and supporting young people,”
The scholarships, administered by the SME Education Foundation for IQAir North America, make $130,000 available over five years to qualified and deserving students.
89% of SME PRIME schools students enter the manufacturing workforce, apprenticeships or pursue continued education.