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The program is currently closed.

First American's Future Leaders of Manufacturing Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

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 scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. 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

Two awards of $3,000 each will be granted. 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.


Applicants will be notified in April. 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. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A short answer question response
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

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.

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.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 15, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

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!