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Scholarship Opportunities

One scholarship application provides students with the opportunity to be considered for all Foundation scholarships.

SME Education Foundation has awarded $18 million to over 5,000 students since 2005. Graduating high school seniors as well as students pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees in manufacturing or engineering are eligible to apply for scholarships. In the past two years, the Foundation awarded a record number of scholarships to women and minorities as part of a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Applications are accepted from November 1 – February 1. We encourage you to apply now.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by Mid-May if they received or did not receive a scholarship.

Supporting the Next Generation Workforce

SME Education Foundation scholarships are funded by SME, by generous individuals, and by philanthropic organizations that share our goal of inspiring, preparing and supporting the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. Whether you’re a student looking to fund your studies or an organization looking to pay it forward and support the next generation, we’re here to help.

Multiple Opportunities, One Application

With annual and renewable scholarships available, students have many opportunities to pursue their dream career. And, with one application, it’s simple. 

Basic criteria:

  • Must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Must have minimum of 2.0/4.0 GPA or higher.
  • Must be on a path toward an associate, bachelor’s or graduate 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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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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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

Scholarship Help

Need help or have a question about scholarships? Please reach out using our form and someone will be glad to assist you.

Invest in the Future

Your support provides a life-changing opportunity and will shape the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. Please consider an investment in our future.