|AISI/AIST Foundation Premier Scholarship
Applications for 2013-2014 will be accepted 3 Dec 2012 through 8 March 2013
In 2006, the American Iron and Steel Institute and the Association for Iron and Steel Technology Foundation joined together to create the AISI/AIST Premier Scholarship to increase the number of students studying engineering in North America, and to encourage such students to pursue careers in the iron and steel industry upon graduation.
One (1) scholarship of US$10,000 will be awarded to an engineering student expecting to graduate in 2014. The scholarship will include a paid internship at a North American steel company during the summer of 2013 and a second scholarship of US$10,000 in the student’s last year, based on satisfactory academic and internship performance. The AISI/AIST Foundation Premier Scholarship is awarded to the top-scoring applicant of all FeMET and StEEL scholarships applications received.
- Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate engineering program at an accredited North American university in 2013–2014.
- Applicant must be in year two of an eligible engineering degree and entering year three of a four-year program 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 at a steel company in the country he/she is in school during the Summer of 2013. Satisfying the employment during the Summer of 2014 at a steel company in the country (US, Canada, Mexico) he/she is in school. Applicants unable to accept the summer internship will not be considered.
- Applicant must commit to a paid summer internship (2013) 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.
- A completed application form.
- A current résumé with work experience and any extracurricular activities, noting any leadership positions.
- 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 industry.
- Letters of recommendation from a professor or academic advisor familiar with your work (minimum of two) and from an employer (optional, but 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.
Applications 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. Scholarship awardees will be announced 31 July 2013 for the 2013–2014 academic year.
Questions about the scholarship and/or application process should be directed to Lori Wharrey at +1.724.814.3044.