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The Manufacturers Association of Maine is committed to connecting passion with educational pursuits. The end result? Paving the way to a bright future in high-tech manufacturing.

Maine’s manufacturing industry has evolved into a high-tech, high-skilled, high-paying workplace.

The Manufacturing Career Connection program is designed to help all Maine students explore their passions, uncover educational opportunities, and connect to Maine industries, which are growing and cultivating their own generation of workers.

MAME offers a scholarship program and free student membership to students.

Maine Manufacturing Career and Training Foundation Scholarship

The Maine Manufacturers Career and Training Foundation Education Fund (administered at the Manufacturers Association of Maine) scholarship applications are accepted November 1 through April 30 of each year.


  • The applicant must have a sincere desire to further their education in precision machining technology, manufacturing technology, welding or engineering.
  • The recipient of any scholarship award must have applied to enter a precision machining technology, manufacturing technology, welding or engineering program at a Maine college/university in the fall and must be accepted as a student at that college or university, and also must be a Maine resident.

Applicant Must Include Each of the Following With Application

  • Completed Scholarship application.
  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalent – or expected graduation date and school name.
  • Copy of high school and/or post-secondary transcripts.
  • At least one letter (two preferred) of recommendation from a source outside your family.
  • Essay: In your own words, describe your goals, aspirations, and accomplishments. Why and how did you decide on this career? Why do you think you should receive this scholarship? (Use separate sheet, maximum one page).

Benefits of Student Membership

  • Networking opportunities with the manufacturing companies across Maine.
  • When you are interested in finding employment, internships and/or job shadows, email your resume to MAME and we will distribute it to members in your travel area.
  • Free subscription to our newsletter and website announces the tours.
  • Free entry to monthly tours around the state where you will meet many business owners and HR managers.