Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarships

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

The SME Education Foundation is a national scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in Manufacturing, Engineering, or a related STEM Field. They award nearly $1 million in scholarships every year.

What’s great about their program is that students only need to fill out one application to be considered for all scholarships they offer.

Only 5% of our applicants are interested in attending a Community College and SME wants to increase this number and reach more students interested in 2-year programs who can benefit from their program. Scholarship applications are accepted annually from November 1 – February 1. By submitting one application, you will be considered for every scholarship for which you are eligible. Awards range from $2,500 – $20,000.

They also recently launched a need-based renewable scholarship program for graduating high school seniors who are Pell Grant Eligible. These scholarships are open to students planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year program and they provide mentorship opportunities for all recipients of need-based renewable scholarships. They are also looking to drastically get more applications from need-based students, don’t miss this opportunity and apply today!


For more than 40 years, the SME Education Foundation has been a leader in supporting the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. With more than 60 distinct scholarship programs, the Foundation provides merit and need-based scholarships, issues renewing and one-time awards, and seeks applications from all eligible students, including but not limited to young women and underrepresented communities. The Foundation has awarded 18 million to over 5,000 future industry leaders since 2005 and awards nearly a million dollars in scholarships each year.


HCC Foundation Scholarships


A wide variety of scholarships are available to Houston Community College students through the HCC Foundation. Most of the scholarships offered by HCC Foundation require that the student be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at HCC per semester; some require enrollment in 9 or 12 credit hours per semester with a minimum GPA range of 2.0 to 2.5 or possibly higher. Applicants are considered for every scholarship for which they appear eligible. In addition, some scholarships have other specific requirements as well. Applications are available and accepted from January 15 through June 15. For more information, visit IOScholarships.



Albert & Ethel Herzstein Endowed Workforce Scholarship

Andrea White Endowed Scholarship


Assistance League of Houston V.A.S.T. Scholarship

AT&T Foundation Endowed Opportunity 14 Scholarship

Baker Botts Opportunity Endowed Opportunity 14 Scholarship

B.A. & Frances Hamilton Scholarship

Billie Bath Perlman Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Black History Scholarship

Black History Title V Endowed Scholarship

Burton Family KISD Dual Credit Scholarship

Cancer Fighters of Houston Scholarship

Carlos Najera Memorial Scholarship

Center Point Energy Endowed Scholarship

Cindy Fraser Memorial Endowed Scholarship

College Office Professionals Association (COPA) Fund of Excellence

Creative Writing Program Scholarship

Damon E. Black Healthcare Scholarship

David and Jean Wiley Foundation Scholarship

Digital Gaming and Simulation Program Scholarship

Disabled American Veterans James T. Hall Chapter 9 Scholarship

Douglas E. Bump Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Charles Cook Scholarship

Dr. Doretha Eason Education Scholarship

Dr. Lonnie Howard Scholarship

Dr. Sue Cox & Pat Williamson Scholarship

Dr. Zachary Hodges Engineering Scholarship

Eaglet Scholarship

Estelle R. Cameron Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Federation of Houston Professional Women Endowed Scholarship

Floyd M. Kearns & Deborah T. Kearns Endowed Opportunity 14 Scholarship

Fred & Mabel Parks Endowed Opportunity 14 Scholarship

Gaynelle Frances & Prem Bhushan Dewan Endowed Scholarship 

Ginger Renfroe Blanton Endowed Opportunity 14 Scholarship 

Glenda & David Regenbaum Scholarship

Greystar Scholarship

HCC Foundation Annual Scholarship

HCC Trustee Neeta Sane ASPIRE Endowed Scholarship

Heinen Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship

Hindu Charities for America (HC4A) Scholarship

Hispanic Scholarship Council Title V Endowed Scholarship

Hispanic Scholarship Council Scholarship

Honorary Bob G. Bibb Fashion and Interior Design Scholarship

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Endowed Scholarship

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo/Public Safety COE Scholarship

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Public Safety Institute Safety Net Scholarship

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Technical Scholarship

Houston Radiological Society Endowed Scholarship

HSI STEM Endowed Scholarship

InAria Endowed Scholarship

InterLinc Family Foundation Scholarship

Itz Family Endowed Fund

Intensive English Program Endowed Scholarship

J.B. and Paula Whiteley Endowed Scholarship

Jagdish Chokshi Scholarship

Jaime Davis Memorial Scholarship

Janice & Robert Glaser VAST Endowed Scholarship

Janice Sutton Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Jim Box Endowed Scholarship

Joan and Joe Ainsworth Fine Arts Scholarship

John C. Sefert and Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Jose Claudio Salazar Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Jose Luis Jimenez State Farm Agent Scholarship

Joseph A. “Jay” Smith Memorial Scholarship

Josephine Ramirez Nelson Opportunity 14 Scholarship 

Josephine Arceneaux Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Josephine Arceneaux Memorial Scholarship

Josephine Arceneaux Memorial Workforce Scholarship

Joyce Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

Juta Kurm Warren Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Kathrine G. & John P. McGovern Endowed Opportunity 14 Scholarship

Kathy Housel Continuing Education Endowed Scholarship

Katy Rotary Foundation Scholarship

Katy VFW Post 9182 Scholarship 

Kay King Scholarship

Lane-Sameei Petroleum Engineering Technology Scholarship

Lift High Foundation Scholarship

LyondellBasell Scholarship

Maria and Jose Perez Endowment Fund

Marjorie Goldberg Lott Accounting Scholarship

Mary E. Stephenson Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Mary Thomas Marshall Choral Choir Endowed Scholarship 

Marsha Ann Wooldridge Scholarship

Minority Male Initiative Endowed Scholarship

Morales Foundation Family Empowerment Workforce Scholarship

Morales Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Mr. Clifford & Dr. Mary S. Spangler Endowed Scholarship

Mr. Jones Bail Bonds 2 Scholarship

Music Doing Good PLC Scholarship

Nancy A. Akers Memorial Scholarship

Occidental Recruitment Impact Scholarship 

Opportunity 14 Endowed Scholarship

PetroChem Works Scholarship

Psychology Achievers Scholarship

PVF Roundtable Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship

Radia Enterprises Endowed Scholarship

Real Estate Scholarship

Representative Kevin Bailey Endowed Scholarship

Rita Kelly Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Ruben Ortega Pastry Endowed Scholarship

San Jacinto High School Alumni Association Scholarship

Sembradores de Amistad Educational Foundation Scholarship

Skanska Engineering & Construction Technology Endowed Scholarship

Society of Iranian American Women for Education Scholarship

Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section Scholarship

Society of Photographers in Industry Endowed Scholarship

Substance Abuse Counselor Scholarship

The Chao Family Entrepreneur Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Elaine Parker Adams Presidential Endowed Scholarship

The Industrial Company Endowed Scholarship

The Marilyn’s Hand Up Endowed Scholarship

The Professional Group Workforce Scholarship

Vintage Thunderbirds of Houston (VTOH)  Automotive Scholarship

Volunteers of America Scholarship

West U Rotary Club Scholarship

William M. Coats Endowed Opportunity 14 Scholarship

Women’s Business Support Network Endowed Scholarship

WT Greenwood, Jr. Engineering Scholarshi

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