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The IPC Education Foundation provides scholarships and awards that support skills pathways and prepare students to start a meaningful career in the electronics manufacturing and assembly industry. Through a variety of scholarships and awards we wish to encourage, develop and reward students and educators. 

The IPC Education Foundation has established different types of scholarship and award opportunities, uniquely tailored to meet each of the following audience’s needs:

  1. Student Scholarships
  2. Educator Award 
  3. Leadership Awards  - New addition for 2021
  4. Competition/Project Awards  - New addition for 2020. More information available soon



The IPC Scholarship & Award Program will have opportunities on a rolling-basis, throughout the academic year on an annual basis. Please consider checking in on a regular basis. Application deadlines and criteria will vary depending on the type of IPC Scholarship therefore, please pay close attention to individual deadlines and requirements.

IPC Student Members have access to a wide range of scholarships and awards. If you are a student and would like more information on membership – please view our IPC Student Membership page.


  1. Student Scholarships - The IPC Education Foundation aims to provide 50 X $1,000 IPC Student Member scholarships per year to recognize deserving students in college. These scholarships will be made available only to registered chapter members. All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipients. Student members need to log in to access the scholarships and apply online.
  2. Educator Award - The IPC Education Foundation has established the “Michael V. Carano Teacher Excellence Award” to support the professional development for secondary and post-secondary educators pursuing training related to the electronics industry. The award includes a $1,000 award prize and a one-year membership pass to IPC EDGE, IPC’s on-line learning platform. Educators need to be nominated by a student to apply.
  3. Leadership Awards - Launching in 2021 is the IPC Student Chapter Leadership Award: This exclusive award is only available to IPC Student Chapter leaders after serving a 12-month term as a Chapter Officer capacity. Student members need to log in to access the scholarships and apply online.
  4. Competition/Project Awards – Launching in 2021 students will be able to compete in specific projects or competitions. Prizes will be awarded. More information to be shared soon.

IPC Student Member Scholarship – 2020 Winners

IPCEF will be awarding $25,000 in scholarships to IPC Student Members. The scholarship recipients are members at the following IPC Student Chapters: Auburn University, Binghamton University, Colorado School of Mines, Gwinnett Technical College, Michigan Technological University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Triton College, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Maryland, University of Maryland - Eastern Shore, University of New Orleans, University of Utah, and Valparaiso University. Each IPC Student Member receives $1,000 designed not only to reduce the financial burden, but also to encourage students to enhance their knowledge and skills of real-word industry-related experiences.

IPC Michael V. Carano Teacher Excellence Award

The IPC Education Foundation recognizes educators and instructors who enrich the lives of students interested in a career path in the electronics industry. The IPC Michael Carano Teacher Excellence Award of $1,000 was awarded to Christopher T. Middlebrook, Ph.D. Christopher is an Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as an Affiliate Associate Professor Department of Physics at Michigan Technological University. Click here to learn more.

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