SVAM 2023 Manufacturing Careers Scholarship


Scholarship Guidelines  

The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing, Inc. is offering scholarship funding to eligible graduating high school students who wish to pursue post-secondary education for a career in a manufacturing-related field. Students will be eligible for up to $2,000 in scholarship funds. Scholarships will be awarded based on the standards and requirements adopted by the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing. The scholarship will be for one year and can be used for tuition, books, and school fees.  


Student Requirements  

    • Student must be a graduating high school senior from a school in the following jurisdictions* in Virginia: Smyth County, Washington County, Russell County, Tazewell County, Wise County, Wythe County, Grayson County, Scott County, Carroll County, Buchanan County, Floyd County, the City of Bristol, or the City of Galax.
    • Students must submit a completed application form by the deadline.
    • If invited by the Scholarship Committee, the student must complete a virtual interview.
    • Students must be seeking education related to manufacturing with a desire to pursue a career in manufacturing, preferably in Southwest Virginia.


Major Field of Study  

Students applying for a scholarship should work toward a degree and/or certificate in one of the following fields of study: 

  • Engineering
  • Welding
  • Machining
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Control systems/PLC programming
  • Instrumentation
  • Drafting/Design
  • Robotics
  • Environmental Health and Safety


Download 2023 Scholarship Application Here.


All scholarship applications are due March 29th, 2023 at 5:00pm.


Scholarships can be sent via email to [email protected] or by fax to 276-698-3152.