Apply for SME Education Foundation scholarships through Feb. 1

SOUTHFIELD—The application process for SME Education Foundation Scholarships remains open through Feb. 1. Eligible students include high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students pursuing degrees in advanced manufacturing, technology, and related engineering fields at two- and four-year colleges.

“We’re committed to supporting students and young people as they build their futures,” said Rob Luce, vice president of the SME Education Foundation. “The deadline for applying is approaching, and we want to ensure awareness of these scholarships that support hundreds of students every year.”

The SME Education Foundation awarded 587 scholarships to young men and women in 2019. A total of $1,647,000 went to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students as part of the foundation’s mission to inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent.

The SME Education Foundation awards scholarships annually, so students can reapply every year. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $40,000 and can be used for tuition, books, lab fees and course fees related to attaining a technical or engineering education.

Students wishing to apply for a scholarship must register first. Once registered, using a streamlined online application process, students fill out just one application that will match them to every scholarship for which they are eligible. Useful tips for the application process are also available online.

Since its organization by SME in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has worked to bring students, educators, industry and communities together through its SME PRIME schools program; awards annual student scholarships; and conducts the Student Summit Event Series held at SME events in North America. Learn more at

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