Objectives – The objective of the Southern California Member Chapter scholarships is to reward and encourage an AIST Southern California Member Chapter high school senior or college undergraduate student, by providing a grant of financial support during attendance full or part time at any accredited university or college. There are two scholarships – AIST Member Scholarship and the Engineering Scholarship.
Awards – Two scholarships, valued at US$1,500 each, will be available each year.
Eligibility – The Member Scholarship will be awarded to a member or the child, grandchild, niece, nephew or spouse of an AIST Southern California Chapter member. The Engineering Scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a career in engineering, the sciences or other majors relating to iron and steel production. The Member Scholarship is for members of the Material Advantage program, children, stepchildren, grandchildren or spouses of active (dues paid) Southern California Chapter members for two consecutive years. Student members of the Material Advantage program are also eligible. The student must be accepted in an eligible full or part time course of study at an accredited university or college.
Selection – Applications for the scholarship will be reviewed by the Executive board of the Southern California Chapter. This award will be made without regard to financial need.
- The scholarship must be used at an accredited college or university.
- The student must start the course of study at the university or college in the fall of the same year that the Scholarship is awarded. The student may be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in an undergraduate program or participating in a graduate program.
- If applying for the Engineering Scholarship, student must be enrolled in a field of engineering.
- If applying for the Member Scholarship, student must be the child, grandchild, niece, nephew or spouse of an AIST member or an AIST or Material Advantage member his or herself.
- The AIST Foundation will forward the scholarship stipend, as a lump sum, to the college or university for deposit in the account of the student.
- In cases where the student’s studies or admission are delayed or interrupted for any reason, the Secretary must be advised immediately, and may result in forfeiture.
- Scholarship application
- Required Essay – Explain in a brief essay (250 words or less) your involvement in high school and why you should be the recipient of this scholarship.
- A current resume with work experience (focusing specifically on field-related internships or jobs) and any extracurricular activities, noting any leadership positions, other honors and scholarships received.
- Two (2) recommendation letters from a Counselor, Teacher or Professor must be included with the application.
- Copy of current high school or college transcripts
Application Forms – Return the application along with attachments by 30 April to:
AIST Southern California Member Chapter Scholarships
c/o Steve Bunch
California Steel Industries
14000 San Bernardino Ave
Fontana, Calif. 92335