About the Foundation

Mission: To ensure the iron and steel industry of tomorrow will have a sufficient number of qualified professionals.

What Is the AIST Foundation?

AIST Foundation is a Pennsylvania-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation organized for charitable, education and scientific purposes that seeks to attract technology-oriented professionals to the steel industry by educating the public about the high-tech, diverse and rewarding nature of careers in modern steelmaking.

The Foundation works closely with Association for Iron & Steel Technology (“AIST”), an international professional and technical association of more than 16,000 professional and student members.

What does the Foundation do?

Innovative ideas ultimately come from the new generation of students. Accordingly, the Foundation awards scholarships to college students as well as grants to schools and instructors. As our industry evolves, the AIST Foundation will strive to develop new and innovative programs to support the future of the iron and steel industry.

How is the Foundation funded?

All Foundation programs rely entirely on corporate and individual gifts, association support and financial revenue from its endowment.

Who manages the Foundation?

The activities, properties and affairs are managed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 12 members of AIST, appointed by the AIST Board of Directors. In addition, the Treasurer, Secretary and the Executive Director of AIST shall serve as ex officio, nonvoting members.