Scholarships are an essential support mechanism for academic advancement. Many of Florida’s Regional Manufacturers Associations (RMA’s) – SAMA (Sarasota/Manatee Area Manufacturers Association), BAMA (Bay Area Manufacturers Association), MRMA (Marion Regional Manufacturers Association), FMCC (The Florida Minerals & Chemistry Council), FCMA (First Coast Manufacturers Association), and SFMA (South Florida Manufacturers Association) – recognize the existing potential, and are doing their part in augmenting the skill-set of deserving students and employees through scholarships/fellowships.
Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 and are either merit or need based. The awards cover books, tuition, and housing expenses. To qualify, recipients are expected to reside in the region of the RMA, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must also be currently enrolled/must have applied to a college/university in Florida. High School transcripts, faculty recommendations, and approval from the principal/headmaster/current employer need to accompany each application.
In addition to RMA partners, most community colleges also offer a variety of scholarships. Not all are for high academic achievers. They vary depending on a particular area of study, nationality, and various other criteria. HCC, for example, has a separate scholarship for manufacturing students.
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|Hillsborough Community College
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Bay Area Manufacturers Association
|Essay less than 500 words, highlighting reasons for interest in being appointed as a BAMA scholarship winner, on, career planning relevant to the vision and expectations of a manufacturing association, expected contributions by the applicant to the general field of manufacturing, and how the BAMA Manufacturing Scholarship would impact academic goals. A description of the applicant’s educational goals should also be included.Deadline: 4/22/2011BAMA Scholarship Application
Two scholarships. Amount TBD
Sarasota Manatee Manufacturers Association
|Amount: $500 each
GPA requirement: C in all coursesApplications are available on line. Print, complete and submit along with letter from employer. Must be employed by a SAMA Manufactering Member. Must present letter of recommendation from employer with application.
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Marion Regional Manufacturers Association
|Three scholarships $500Students must meet the criteria listed below to be eligible.
First Coast Manufacturers Association
|Amount: $9,000 total
GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher – Be enrolled full time (12 hours) in the engineering program; be a rising junior or rising senior with preference given to awarding one scholarship to a rising junior and one scholarship to a rising senior each year
Deadline July 31
Sherri Mitchell 904.296.9664 or Sherri@FCMAweb.com
South Florida Manufacturers Association
|GPA Requirement: 3.0 or higher.
Applicant has to be an SFMA member/child of an SFMA member or partner organization
Deadline: April 25.
Contact: Tom Kennedy or firstname.lastname@example.org
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
|$1000-$25002.5 or higher for High Schools/Undergraduates; 3.0 or higher for graduates
Deadline Feb 1. Must be engineering, technology, or manufacturing related fields of study, full time studentSME Education Foundation. 313.425.3300
|SME Chapter 069 – Oakland/Macomb and the SME Education Foundation||The Leanna Dorworth Memorial Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2011 to a young woman pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Manufacturing.For more information: http://www.smeef.org/programs/scholarship/scholarshipsAvailable.html|
GPA 3.0Eligibility Requirements listed at http://smart.asee.org/about/eligibility
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|HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ENGINEERING/ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS
Annual Application Deadline: May 1
Scholarships are awarded for the academic year following the application deadline beginning with the fall semester (student’s freshmen year in college).
GPA 3.0Eligibility Requirements listed at http://www.ashrae.org/students/page/1651
|The American Dream Scholarship at Miami Dade College covers the in-state portion of tuition for two years of courses (60 college-level credits). Open only to Miami-Dade high school graduates who qualify.To receive the American Dream Scholarship, you must:
Meet all requirements by the Aug. 1, 2011, deadline and currently reside in Miami-Dade County
View all Eligibility Requirements at http://www.mdc.edu/main/americandream/
|A special scholarship opportunity: Free rent at college!|
Next Generation Scholarship Fund
The Next Generation Scholarship Fund is a joint effort by JETS and Power Engineering Magazine to increase student interest in the electric power industry by awarding $5,000 scholarships for students to pursue a college engineering education.
The scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students planning to pursue an engineering career in a field related to electric power generation (for example, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, or materials engineering).
For more information: http://www.jets.org