The Spring Manufacturers Institute has established a scholarship program to assist member company employees and their dependent children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
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, gender, age, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the SMI Scholarship Program must:
Employees of Spring Manufacturers Institute are not eligible.
Up to five (5) awards of $2,000 each will be granted from SMI, assuming there are qualified applicants. In addition, there will be five (5) named awards granted. The additional awards will be called:
The recipient for the Gibraltar Corp. Scholarship will be granted to a first-generation college student. Preference will also be given to students enrolled in a mechanical engineering program.
Awards are not renewable and the same student may not receive an SMI Scholarship award two years in a row. However, recipients may reapply to the program again after waiting a year.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need is not considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Spring Manufacturers Institute or member companies play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in late-February. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements; however, recipients may only reapply every other year they meet the eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Spring Manufacturers Institute. Payment is made in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than January 17, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.