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Scholarship Qualifying Criteria

Graduate Students

Chapter 1 - Detroit Graduate Scholarship

  • Graduating high school senior (entering college in the fall) or first time college applicant (e.g. displaced worker, veteran, non-traditional student)
  • Full or part time Undergraduate student or graduate student
  • Entering an accredited post-high school program including two (2) or four (4) year college, or trade school in Michiga
  • Enrolling in a manufacturing engineering, manufacturing engineering technology, or a closely related degree or certificate program
  • Possess an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Demonstrate good character and leadership
  • Need is not a consideration in awarding scholarships except when two or more applicants have equal qualifications

Chapter 7 - Hartford

In recognition of the commitment of SME Chapter 7 - Hartford members to the advancement of manufacturing engineering and manufacturing technology education, SME Chapter 7 - Hartford Chapter will make a one-time gift of $9,000 to the SME Education Foundation to establish the SME Chapter 7 - Hartford Scholarship. It is the intent of the Chapter to award a $1,000 scholarship each year, beginning with the 2018/2019 award cycle, until the funds are exhausted.

  • Undergraduate student residing in the state of Connecticut, attending Central Connecticut State University and is a member of the SME Student Chapter at Central Connecticut State University
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Manufacturing Management or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Applicant can be a full or part time student

Chapter 52 - Wichita Scholarship

  • Applicants must be seeking an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Graduate degree in manufacturing, mechanical, or industrial engineering, engineering technology, or industrial technology at an accredited public or private college or university in Kansas.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale.
  • Consideration will be given to the following preferences: 
    • First preference will be given to scholarship applicants who are a child, grandchild, or relative of a current SME Wichita Chapter No. 52 member.
    • Second preference will be given to scholarship applicants who reside within the state of Kansas.
    • Third preference will be given to scholarship applicants who are planning to attend a college or university located in the state of Kansas.

Chapter 56 - Ft. Wayne Scholarship

  • Applicants must be seeking an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Graduate degree in manufacturing, mechanical, or industrial engineering, engineering technology, or industrial technology at an accredited public or private college or university located in the state of Indiana.
  • Applicants must possess an overall minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Consideration will be given to the following preferences: 
    • First preference will be given to scholarship applicants who are a child or grandchild of a current SME Fort Wayne Chapter No. 56 member.
    • Second preference will be given to SME student members of student chapters that SME Fort Wayne Chapter No. 56 sponsor.
    • Third preference will be given to scholarship applicants who reside within the state of Indiana. 
    • Fourth preference will be given to scholarship applicants who are planning to attend a college or university located in the state of Indiana.

Chapter - 79/198/311 Scholarship

  • Seeking an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Graduate degree in technology, engineering, mathematics, or manufacturing at an accredited public or private college or university in the United States of Canada.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Consideration will be given to the following preferences: Child, grandchild, related dependent of a member Chapter 079 or former member of Chapter(s) 198 or 311.
  • SME student members of student chapter University of Michigan-Dearborn S326 sponsored by Chapter 079.
  • Applicants who reside within the state of Michigan, but not restricted to the state of Michigan Applicants who are planning to attend a college or university located in the state of Michigan but not restricted to the state of Michigan.

E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship - MS

  • Must be full-time students and accepted in a graduate program with a manufacturing or industrial engineering emphasis in the United States or Canada
  • Have proven scholastic ability, exemplary character and leadership capability who have demonstrated their potential for future leadership in the profession.
  • Possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Scholarship can be used as a credit toward books, fees, tuition or “supplemental expenses” as approved by the SME Education Foundation
  • This scholarship is applicable only for qualifying applicants for an MS degree

E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship - PhD

  • Must be full-time students and accepted in a graduate program with a manufacturing or industrial engineering emphasis in the United States or Canada
  • Have proven scholastic ability, exemplary character and leadership capability who have demonstrated their potential for future leadership in the profession.
  • Possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Scholarship can be used as a credit toward books, fees, tuition or “supplemental expenses” as approved by the SME Education Foundation
  • This scholarship is applicable only for qualifying applicants for a PhD degree

Edward S. Roth Scholarship

  • Graduating high school senior, current full time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in manufacturing engineering in the United States.
  • Must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale United States citizen.
  • Preferences will be given to students demonstrating financial need, minority students and students participating in a Co-Op program.
  • Must be seeking a Bachelor's or Master's degree in manufacturing engineering from the list of ABET accredited schools below: 
    • California Polytechnic State University, CA
    • California State Polytechnic University, CA
    • University of Miami, FL 
    • Bradley University, IL
    • Central State University, OH
    • Miami University, OH
    • Boston University, MA
    • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA
    • University of Massachusetts, MA
    • St. Cloud State University, MN
    • The University of Texas - Pan American, TX
    • Brigham Young University, UT
    • Utah State University, UT

SME Future Leaders of Manufacturing Scholarship

  • Must have a current SME student membership
  • Must be enrolled a manufacturing engineering, engineering technology, industrial technology, technical or related engineering major at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
  • Must be enrolled on a full time (12 credit) basis during the academic year
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible
  • Letter of recommendation is required from applicant’s SME Student Chapter Advisor. The chapter advisor may provide letters of recommendation for more than one applicant Student is eligible for a Future Leaders of Manufacturing Scholarship even if they have already applied for, or have been a recipient of, other SME Education Foundation scholarships.