Students & Faculty


Faculty Grants and Programs

The AIST Foundation awards grants on an annual basis to increase the number of engineering faculty with a vested interest in the iron and steel industry, and to increase the number of engineering students electing to pursue careers in the iron and steel industry.

Steel Curriculum Development Grant
The purpose of the Steel Curriculum Development Grant  provides funding for a development assistant to enhance or update industry curriculum in ferrous metallurgy programs.

Steel Research and Applications Grant
The Steel Research & Applications Grant challenges North American university teams (students and professors) to submit proposals for solutions to industry-related technical challenges relevant to the North American steel industry.

Don B. Daily Safety Grant
The Don B. Daily Safety Grant provides an opportunity for North American university teams (students and professors) to submit proposals in the theme area of safety and health awareness within the steel manufacturing industry.

AIST Foundation Kent D. Peaslee Junior Faculty Award
The AIST Foundation Kent D. Peaslee Junior Faculty Award, open to all technical engineering disciplines, will assist junior faculty in building their research and professional service activities towards obtaining tenure.

Electrical Engineering Grant
The intent of the Electrical Engineering Grant is to encourage university teams (students and professors) to submit proposals relating to an electrical challenge within the steel manufacturing industry.

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

All scholarships and grants are awarded in accordance with AIST Foundation’s policies, which may be amended from time to time, and are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.  Scholarships and grants are awarded subject to availability and funding and AIST Foundation reserves the right to withdraw or amend any listed scholarship or grant without prior notification.  Scholarships and grants may be suspended or revoked at any time at the Board’s discretion.  In no event shall the AIST Foundation or the Board of Trustees be liable for any claim or cost associated with suspending or revoking any scholarship or grant.  All decisions by the Board shall be final and may not be appealed.