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PLEASE NOTE:  Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic the SME Education Foundation offices are temporarily closed, but the Foundation staff and Scholarship Committee are working from home to evaluate your scholarship application.  Selection of scholarship awards has been delayed from mid-April to early June, we anticipate that notices will go out to applicants by mid-June, with check disbursements made to the colleges and universities by late July.  Because of the delayed schedule, the acceptance period for accepting awards will be shortened to one week.  Please monitor your emails in June for a notification in case your application is selected for an award.

Wheeling High School Makes the Most of SME PRIME Program

Wheeling High School prepares its students to be innovative and productive leaders in STEM. The students involved in the SME PRIME initiative relate classwork to real-life by experiencing manufacturing up-close during their experience at the FABTECH student summit.

Our Work In Action

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We Inspire

The SME Education Foundation inspires the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent through the Student Summit event series at SME conferences and trade shows across the country, delivering student-centric programming, hands-on challenges and competitions, technology demonstrations, and guided show floor tours.
Prepare - SME PRIME

We Prepare

The SME Education Foundation prepares manufacturing and engineering talent through the SME PRIME initiative by partnering with industry to inform and provide modern equipment, tailored curriculum, and hands-on training to high schools across the country.

We Support

The SME Education Foundation supports next-generation manufacturing and engineering talent by annually awarding millions of dollars in scholarships to high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students pursuing two-year, four-year and advanced degrees in manufacturing or engineering.

Investing in Tomorrow's Workforce

As the philanthropic arm of SME, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization serving the manufacturing industry, the SME Education Foundation has had a significant impact on hundreds of thousands of people since its inception in 1979.

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