Scholarships in Manufacturing

SEMA Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or post-secondary vocational/technical program in the United States. Applicant must have completed half of their total curriculum requirements/classroom hours by the application deadline in a field leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket or related field. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. Recipient must remain a full-time student for their first full semester, quarter, or term following receipt of the award.

Chapter 4 - Lawrence A. Wacker Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be seeking a bachelor's degree in manufacturing, mechanical or industrial engineering in a four-year program at an accredited, public or private college or university within the state of Wisconsin. First preference will be given to scholarship applicants who are Chapter 4 members, their spouse, and/or their children or grandchildren. Second preference will be given to scholarship applicants who reside within the following Wisconsin counties: Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha. Third preference will be given to scholarship applicants who reside within the state of Wisconsin. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

E. Wayne Kay Community College Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program in manufacturing or a closely related field with less than 60 college credit hours completed at a two year community college or trade school in the United States or Canada. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

SME Director's Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a manufacturing or related degree program in the United States or Canada. Applicant must have completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours and be seeking a career in manufacturing. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership skills in a community, academic, or professional environment. A minimum 3.5 GPA is required.

Weber Specialties Company Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Kalamazoo County high school senior or college undergraduate or graduating or graduated from a Kalamazoo County high school who is planning to earn a certificate or two- or four-year degree in a manufacturing curriculum such as manufacturing technology, manufacturing engineering or integrated supply management.

SkillsUSA Machining Championship Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a winner from a SkillsUSA state competition and be attending the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference this year. During the conference, students will complete agains each other, manufacturing parts using these sills: manual turning, manual lathe, CNC programming (turning and milling).

BAMA Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be student from the Tampa Bay area who is pursuing a manufacturing career. Minimum 3.0 GPA, essay, transcripts, resume, and two letters of recommendation required.