DEARBORN, Mich., March 22, 2010 — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation and The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME), announce a new scholarship, NACME/SME-EF Scholarship Program. The new scholarship provides an award to one student at $5,000 each year for two years toward the cost of an engineering education. The new scholarship was created to reward academic excellence and promote achievement in an engineering and/or technical discipline.
Scholarship eligibility requires student applicants be: Junior or senior-level African American, Latino/a or American Indian; United States citizens or United States permanent residents; be outstanding academic achievers with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0/4.0 and remain in good standing, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled as a full-time student in one of the following institutions:
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- Kansas State University
- Kettering University
- Missouri University of Science and Technology
- Polytechnic University of NYU
- Rensselaer Polytechnic University
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- University of California, San Diego
- University of Kentucky
- University of Southern California
- University of Texas, El Paso
The Application Process requires the following: The completion of a NACME/SME-EF Scholarship Application, Undergraduate Academic Transcript, Letter of Recommendation, Personal Statement detailing student's academic/career goals, Current Resume (using provided template), Essay Question (minimum of one page, but no more than two pages).
Scholarship recipients will be notified and must submit verification of full-time enrollment in an accredited engineering program. Questions regarding the submission of the scholarship application should be directed to email@example.com. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2010 and should be returned to:
Scholarship Management, NACME, Inc.
440 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 302
White Plains, New York 10601-1813
NACME has distributed applications for the new scholarship to selected NACME partner institutions that offer manufacturing engineering programs. They will screen and review applications, nominate scholars to the SME Education Foundation for final selections, disburse payments, monitor enrollment and track academic progress, and develop a selection timeline with a representative of the SME Education Foundation.
The SME Education Foundation – celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, has invested over $4.5 million in youth programs, helping over 10,000 young people to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); granted over $4.2 million in scholarships to students studying manufacturing-related programs and invested $17.3 million in grants to thirty-five (35) colleges and universities to develop industry-driven curricula.
About The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Inc. (NACME):
For over 35 years, The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) has been privileged to support young African Americans, American Indians and Latinos in their aspirations to become engineers and scientists. Our alumni hold leadership positions in industry, medicine, law, education and government. NACME is the nation's largest private source of scholarships for African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering. Visit www.nacme.org.
About the SME Education Foundation:
The SME Education Foundation is committed to inspiring, supporting and preparing the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists in the advancement of manufacturing education. Created by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $29 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations, and individual donors. Visit the SME Education Foundation at www.smeef.org and award-winning Web site, www.ManufacturingisCool.com.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact SME Public Relations at 313.425.3000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 313.425.3403.