Metallurgy Education Today Initiative (FeMET)
In 2005, The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Association for Iron and Steel Technology Foundation (AIST Foundation) joined together to create the Ferrous Metallurgy Education Today [FeMET] Initiative to increase the number of students studying metallurgy and materials science in North America, and to increase the number of such students electing to pursue careers in the iron and steel industry upon graduation. In 2006, the StEEL Scholarships were created to enhance the FeMET Scholarships to include other technical engineering majors, and the Premier Scholarship was added. The number of scholarships awarded will be decided by the scholarship committee based on review of applications.
Up to ten
 scholarships of US$5000 each will be awarded to college students in their third year
for the 2013–2014 school year. Each scholarship will include a paid
internship at a North American steel company during the summer of
2014 and a second scholarship of US$5000 in the student’s
fourth year, based on satisfactory academic and internship performance.
- Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a metallurgy or materials science program at an accredited North American university in 2013–2014,
- Applicant must be in year two of an engineering degree and will be entering year three in the fall of 2013.
- Applicant should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Applicant should have a demonstrated interest in the iron and steel industry
- Applicant must be eligible for employment during the summer of 2014 at a steel company in the country (US, Canda, Mexico) he/she is in school. Satisfying the employment criteria in the appropriate country is the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants unable to accept the summer internship will not be considered.
- Applicant must commit to a paid summer internship (2014) at a North American steel company to be eligible for this scholarship.
- Applicant must receive a “satisfactory” internship performance review from the steel company, and maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA, to be eligible for year two of this scholarship.
completed application form.
A current résumé with work experience and any extracurricular
activities, noting any leadership roles or extracurricular activities.
An essay, not to exceed two pages in length, of your professional
goals explaining why you are interested in a career in the steel
industry, and how your skills could be applied to enhance the
- It is strongly encouraged to submit letters of recommendation from a professor or academic advisor familiar with your academic work and from an employer (especially recommended if you have relevant industry work experience).
A current academic transcript or other official documentation
of academic standing and performance.
A list of the source and amount of any other grants and scholarships
being applied towards your tuition in 2013–2014.
Application will be evaluated and scored as follows: Steel Industry Interest – 35%; Grades – 20%; Recommendation Letters – 30%; Extra-Curricular Activities – 15%
Your completed application, including all required documents, should be submitted electronically to Lori Wharrey on or before 8 Mar 2013. Scholarships awardees will be announced 31 July 2013 for the 2013–2014 academic year.
about the scholarship and/or application process should be directed
to Lori Wharrey at +1.724.814.3044.