SMRP Scholarship Program applications now open

April 16, 2020
The scholarship, which aims to help build the next generation of maintenance, reliability and physical asset management professionals, is accepting applications until June 17

The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) has launched a scholarship program to that aims to help build the next generation of maintenance, reliability and physical asset management professionals. The scholarships are available through the SMRP Foundation, which seeks to provide students with financial resources. Applications are being accepted until Wednesday, June 17.

Financial assistance is available through the scholarship program for individuals in universities, community colleges, graduate programs and two-year programs centered on maintenance, reliability and asset management. Scholarship applicants are judged on grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and merit.

"As an entire generation of skilled maintenance and reliability professionals prepares to retire, there is a growing age gap in workforce skills that will threaten the sustainability of U.S. economic competitiveness if we don’t take action," said Erin Erickson, executive director, SMRP. "With the help of the SMRP Foundation and the scholarship program, we are creating a pathway for students to gain the education and credentials they need to become the next generation of maintenance and reliability professionals."

Since 2014, the SMRP scholarship program has awarded more than $96,000 in funding and resources to students in order to guide them towards a fulfilling career and help close the talent and skills gap in the profession.

The following scholarships are available for application:

  • SMRP Legacy of Excellence Scholarship - $10,000
  • SMRPCO Dorothy and Jack Nicholas Scholarship - $2,000
  • SMRP Scholarship - $2,000
  • SMRP Higher Standards Scholarship - $2,000 each

The SMRP Board of Directors has authorized two $2,000 scholarships for children of SMRP members. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and rising seniors are welcome to apply. SMRP also encourages students in a two-year community or technical college program to submit an application. One Higher Standards scholarship will be granted to a rising junior or senior at an accredited four-year college or university, and a second Higher Standards scholarship will be awarded to a freshman, sophomore or student in a two-year program.

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