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Scholarship Opportunities


Edward L. Simeth Scholarship

Thank you to the E. L. Simeth Company who in partnership with the TDMAW makes this award possible.

The Edward L. Simeth Scholarship awards up to $500 per semester for students currently enrolled in a Machine Tool Operations or Tool & Die program at any accredited Wisconsin technical college, or any persons pursuing a state apprenticeship. 

To qualify applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • Resident of Wisconsin
  • Currently enrolled in a machine tool operations or tool & die program and attending an accredited Wisconsin technical college or pursuing a state apprenticeship
  • Must complete this online application.

Deadlines to apply:

  • Fall semester deadline: July 15 
  • Spring semester deadline: December 1


Tools to Succeed

Six 11-drawer Kennedy Toolboxes are awarded to deserving students at Wisconsin technical colleges, each semester.  The toolboxes are donated by TDMAW member Mercury Marine & sponsor Vallen Distribution, and are awarded at the discretion of technical school instructors.  Participating schools include: Gateway Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Moraine Park Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College.  


These brass tags are affixed to each toolbox.

Tools to Succeed Winners

Other Skilled Trades Scholarships...

mikeroweWORKS Foundation

For the fourth year in a row, the time has come to announce another pile of free money available for our Work Ethic Scholarship Program, a program that gives scholarships to people getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand.   Anyone with a pulse, and a desire to learn a trade, is invited to apply at that time.  Click here for more information.

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