SMRP is committed to helping the next generation of maintenance, reliability and physical asset management students achieve their professional goals through our scholarship program. Because of this commitment, the SMRP Foundation was created to provide students with financial resources. Scholarship applicants are judged on grade point average, work experience, extra-curricular activities and merit. See below for the description of available scholarships and deadlines for application.
Applications are typically open from March to June each year. Finalists for 2020 have already been chosen and are listed here.
SMRP Legacy of Excellence Scholarship - $10,000
The SMRP Legacy of Excellence scholarship is the highest scholarship to be awarded in SMRP's history. One student will be awarded this $10,000 USD scholarship for demonstrating a commitment to the highest level of excellence in their studies, work and extracurricular activities. The application is available to rising juniors and seniors in a four-year maintenance-, reliability- or engineering-focused program as well as to students in graduate studies.
SMRPCO Dorothy and Jack Nicholas Scholarship - $2,000
Named for one of the founding members of the SMRPCO certification programs and his wife, the SMRPCO Dorothy and Jack Nicholas Scholarship is awarded to one rising junior or senior in a four-year maintenance- and reliability-focused program, as well as to students in the second year of a two-year maintenance program.
SMRP Scholarship - $2,000
The SMRP Scholarship is awarded to a single student who demonstrates a strong desire to learn about and pursue a career in maintenance, reliability and physical asset management profession. It is available to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and rising seniors in four-year maintenance- and reliability-focused programs, as well as to students in a two-year maintenance program.
SMRP Higher Standards Scholarship - $2,000 each
Our society is committed to supporting university students in the families of SMRP members, regardless of concentration. The SMRP Board of Directors has authorized two (2) $2,000 USD 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.
Note: the officers, directors and the scholarship chairperson of SMRP, SMRP Foundation or SMRPCO and their direct dependents are ineligible to apply for scholarships funded by the SMRP, SMRP Foundation and SMRPCO.