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The SME Education Foundation scholarship application is currently closed and awards for the 2020/2021 academic year have been announced. If you have never submitted a scholarship application please register your name and preferred email and you will be notified in November when the application opens. If you have previously registered you will be automatically notified.

SME Education Foundation scholarships provide financial support to students pursuing a degree in an engineering discipline closely related to manufacturing or a technology field of study related to manufacturing.

We require all students who want to apply for a scholarship to be registered first. If you have never registered to apply for a scholarship you are encouraged to register today to receive an automatic notification when the application opens in November.

Eligibility Requirements for SME Education Foundation scholarships:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior, current undergraduate or graduate student who will be enrolling as part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student, attending accredited colleges or universities in the United States or Canada for the next fall term.
  • Scholarships are only available to citizens of the U.S. and territories, citizens of Canada, students with permanent residency status in the U.S. (i.e. green card) or Canada, or applicants with a U.S. or Canadian student visa.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or 70 on a 100 point (%) scale. Most scholarships have a minimum GPA of 3.0/80.
  • Must be pursuing a degree in a qualifying major

Registration Requirements:

  • If you have NEVER registered to apply for an SME Education Foundation scholarship, register today. Your one-time registration will allow you to apply for scholarships in November.
  • If you have previously applied for an SME Education Foundation scholarship, login on the right.
  • The application process will automatically qualify you for ALL eligible scholarships. Eligibility is determined from the questions asked on the application, so please answer each question accurately and completely. Some scholarships are limited to specific gender, location or other eligibility criteria.
  • Answer each question in the order presented since your answer may affect later questions - do not skip forward since the questions may vary dependent on your earlier response.
  • You will receive a password verification email upon submitting your information. If you do not receive the email within a few minutes, please check your spam/junk folder. If you have used a school email address it may have been blocked by the school firewall.
  • Please keep your password in a safe place, since it will be required to access and update your application.
  • Intentionally providing false and/or misleading information will disqualify you from eligibility for a SME Education Foundation scholarship.
  • If you received a 2019/2020 Myrtle and Earl Walker Scholarship, this scholarship is renewable, assuming you meet renewal criteria. Please complete a new application for your Myrtle & Earl Walker Scholarship to be considered for renewal.

The SME Education Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. Applicants will be asked to provide information about their gender and race - this information is used only for statistical purposes and is not identified to any specific person. SME Education Foundation does not share or release any data or information with any other organization.


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