Support for your career in manufacturing.


Since 2018, Discover Manufacturing has awarded over $10,000 in scholarships to exceptional students who plan to use their skills and education to make a rewarding career in the Advanced Manufacturing Industry. ​Discover Manufacturing will award up to $6,000.00 in scholarships from $500 to $2,000 in 2022!

Multiple scholarships beginning at $500:


  • For skilled trades technical training, including continuing education for adults and apprentices.​

  • For graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in manufacturing-related programs.

Scholarship winner(s):

  • Scholarship winner(s) and their parents/guardians will attend an award reception where winners will read their essays to Discover Manufacturing members and receive their scholarship. 

  • ​​Scholarship winner(s) will also have an opportunity to interact with manufacturers and education partners.


​Scholarships will be awarded based on a 500-word essay telling our selection committee:


"Why manufacturing is the right career path for me and how I plan to make a difference in a manufacturing environment." 


Essays should include a statement explaining experience, related skills, or exposure to the manufacturing industry.



  • Students must be a resident of Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm, or Muskegon counties and plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution in Michigan or provide a strong statement of connection to West Michigan on their application.

  • Essays will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and used to help identify finalists. 

  • Finalists will be interviewed (virtually or in-person) by members of the Scholarship Selection Committee before determining recipients. ​


Scholarship applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 2022.

Scholarships will be awarded by May 13, 2022.