DEARBORN, Mich. – The SME Education Foundation is pleased to announce it will establish two new scholarships specifically for Focus: HOPE students pursuing careers in manufacturing, manufacturing technology or a closely related field. The application opens Nov. 1, 2014.
“The SME Education Foundation is committed to supporting the next generation of the manufacturing workforce,” said SME Education Foundation President Brian Ruestow. “Partnering with Focus: HOPE on these new scholarships will allow us to further support the students who are the future of manufacturing.”
About the scholarships:
- E. Wayne Kay/Focus: HOPE Scholarship: Applicants must have completed at least one term at a school affiliated with Focus: HOPE and be a part-time or full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program in manufacturing engineering, manufacturing technology or a closely related field in the U.S.
- E. Wayne Kay/Focus: HOPE Community College Scholarship: Applicants must be a part-time or full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in manufacturing or a closely related field at a two-year community college or trade school, affiliated with Focus: HOPE in the U.S. Also, applicants must have completed at least one term at the postsecondary institution, with less than 60 college credit hours completed.
There will be a total of 10, $3,000 awards split evenly between the two scholarships. For more information, visit smeef.org/scholarship.
“We are grateful to the SME Education Foundation for partnering with us to develop a new generation of manufacturing engineers and technology professionals,” said William F. Jones Jr., chief executive officer, Focus: HOPE. “It is important to our nation and our community to have well-educated manufacturing professionals from diverse backgrounds. With this scholarship assistance, our students will be able to focus on their education as they prepare to make a difference in the manufacturing sector and in the lives of themselves and their families.”