Scholarship Details

Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline:



Major in chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical, industrial engineering or computer science; interest in the iron and steel industry


AIST Foundation scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to talented and dedicated students to encourage them to pursue careers within iron- and steel-related industries. Approximately $340,000 will be awarded each year through foundation scholarships, FeMET Scholarships, StEEL Scholarships, endowment scholarships and Member Chapter scholarships.


Students in the following engineering/engineering technology majors may apply: metallurgy, materials science, electrical, mechanical, chemical, industrial, environmental, computer science.

Applications will be accepted from university freshmen, sophomore and junior applicants.

Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate program at an accredited North American university.

Applicant should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Application, essay and recommendation letters should express a strong interest in the iron and steel industry.

?Applicant must be a citizen of a NAFTA country (USA, Canada, Mexico)

Terms of Award:

By submitting one application, the student will be considered for all scholarships to which he/she meets the criteria, unless indicated otherwise. The application provides an option for internship or no internship.

Applicants will be automatically considered for a Steel Scholarship (no internship), if not selected for a Steel Intern Scholarship.

Please Submit:

The following documents must be submitted:

A current résumé with work experience and any extracurricular activities, noting any leadership positions.

An essay, not to exceed two pages in length, citing professional goals, explaining why the student is interested in a career in the steel industry, and discussing how your skills could be applied to enhance the industry.

Letters of recommendation from a university professor or academic advisor familiar with your work and interest in the steel industry (minimum of two) and from an employer (optional, but recommended if the student has relevant industry work experience). Endorsement letters should be made to the attention of the AIST Foundation Scholarship Committee. Letters must be submitted directly to

A current academic transcript or other official documentation of academic standing and performance from a university. Official transcripts are not required.

Applications will be evaluated and scored as follows: Steel Industry Interest-35%; Grades-20%; Recommendation Letters-30%; Extra-Curricular Activities-15%

Application Submittal

Completed applications, including all required documents, should be submitted electronically by 31 October.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in December.

Questions about the scholarships and/or application process should be directed to Lori Wharrey at +1.724.814.3044.

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