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The SME Education Foundation 2023/2024 scholarship application opened on November 1 and will remain open until February 1st, when the real work begins.

As a result of the SME Education Foundation’s continued outreach to potential applicants, more and more students apply every year.  This welcomed increase in student applicants intensifies the need for passionate and qualified application reviewers and evaluators.

The Foundation is currently looking for engineering professionals or educators with STEM backgrounds to serve as reviewers for our 2023/2024 scholarship program. You can pay it forward in a meaningful way with just a few hours of your time. It’s extremely rewarding, and no experience is necessary!

Please consider volunteering to serve as scholarship application reviewer this season.   Over the years, reviewers have told us they find their participation to be extremely rewarding and the number of high caliber student applications to be impressive. We hope you will consider joining the cause this year. 

The review process is streamlined and entirely online and will run from February 20th – March 13th. The number of applications assigned to each reviewer is dependent upon the total number of applications received and the number of individuals serving as reviewers, but each application takes approximately 15 minutes to evaluate and score.

Each volunteer reviewer is required to complete a brief 90-minute training module in mid-January to acquaint themselves with the process and understand the scoring system. 

If you would like to learn more or sign up to participate, please click here. 

Moreover, if you know of anyone in your network who may be interested in volunteering their time to review and score student applications, please forward this link to them. 

Thank you for your consideration.

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Naila Rais
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@Kathleen Carter
Kindly count me in. The link shared isnt working for me.

@Kathleen Carter I've done this in the past and I am given some volunteer days at my job that I certainly could commit one of them to the cause if you can give me the dates.

@Kathleen Carter
Hello MIchelle,

Thank you for your interest in participating as a scholarship reviewer for the 2023/2024 scholarship season.

Click on the link provided toward the bottom of the article to learn more about reviewer roles and responsibilities or complete a brief registration form.

We will contact you in mid January with additional instructions.

Thanks again for your interest!

@Kathleen Carter
I am interested in participating in this.