William E. Weisel Scholarship

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Application Deadline

February 1

Awarded By:

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually and is dependent on funding and the number of qualified applicants. Last year, one award was offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a current undergraduate college student who has completed 30 or more credit hours.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or a Canadian citizen.
  5. Must be a full-time student.
  6. Must be enrolled in an engineering or technology program in the United States or Canada. Preference will be given to a student seeking a career in robotics or automated systems used in manufacturing. Consideration will be given to students who intend to apply their knowledge in the sub-specialty of medical robotics.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for U.S. and Canadian college student who have completed 30 or more college credits and are majoring in manufacturing engineering and technology. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

Application requirements for the William E. Weisel Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Resume
Additional Information: The scholarship review committee and other ad hoc review committees will evaluate applications during March of the award year. Their recommendations for the top candidates will be presented to the SME Education Foundation Board at their annual meeting in May. Each applicant will be notified of the final decision by the end of June.

Award Amount: The minimum award amount is $1,000, but the student may receive a higher amount if more funding is available. This award is non-renewable. The scholarship can be used only as a credit toward tuition, fees or books.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,915.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 1

Applications are available on the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation website. The applicant must first visit the website and complete the online entry form. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit a student statement of 300 words or less addressing the topics listed online; a student resume; official transcripts; and two letters of recommendation. The applicant is strongly encouraged to visit the SME website for specific details and instructions about each of these application components. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the deadline.
Contact: Kathy Carter
Address: Scholarship Review Committee, SME Education Foundation 1 SME Drive, P.O. Box 930 Dearborn, Michigan 48121-0930

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