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First American's Future Leaders of Manufacturing Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: April 29, 2021 3:00 pm CT

First American Manufacturing Finance has established a scholarship program to support students pursuing an education that will help in their pursuit of high-demand manufacturing occupations.

This program is administered by Scholarship America┬«, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the First American’s Future Leaders of Manufacturing Scholarship Program must be:

  • U.S. residents, living in the United States and planning to attend college in the United States.
  • High school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate students.
  • Plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the upcoming academic year.
  • Pursue a degree in areas such as:
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • CAD Drafting and Tool Design
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Plastics Engineering
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Technology Management
  • Tooling Technology
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Award Amounts

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $3,000 award. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate or graduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

The program will use modified SAI recipient selection criteria including the consideration of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a short answer question response (1,000 characters including spaces to a question to be provided by the sponsor), unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal.

Financial need will not be considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of First American Manufacturing Finance play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of First American Manufacturing Finance. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 4, 2021 3:00 pm.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

First American Manufacturing Finance has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!