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Member Bridge Donation

Invest in the future of manufacturing by giving a graduating high school, college or university student the gift of SME membership! Your non-tax-deductible contribution of $45 per student will:

  • Introduce new professionals to the resources, people and technical information they need to succeed in today’s advanced manufacturing environment.
  • Give recent graduates the opportunity to broaden their network as they transition into their neighboring professional chapters.
  • Strengthen manufacturing’s workforce pipeline.

Gift a Membership

Need Assistance With Your Dues?

If you are a graduating high school, college or university student, please complete this form to have your membership bridged. Other questions? Please email

Note: Only graduating high school, college or university students are eligible to participate in this program.

Melissa Dotcher
“In 2010, my student chapter attended an SME event where I met 2012 SME President LaRoux Gillespie. LaRoux encouraged me to engage more with SME outside of my student chapter. He kept me involved even after I graduated. When my student membership was about to expire, I knew I couldn’t afford to pay the full cost. As a great surprise to me, LaRoux sponsored my membership through the Member Bridge Program. His generosity is one of the reasons I'm still with SME today.”
Melissa Dochter, Schneider Electric, SME Member Since 2010