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AIST Foundation Premier Scholarship

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The AISI/AIST Premier Scholarship was established in 2006 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.

Scholarship Amount

One (1) one-year scholarship of US$10,000 will be awarded to an engineering student . The scholarship will include a paid internship with a North American steel company during the summer of 2015. Provided there is satisfactory performance by the student, both academically and in the internship, the student will be awarded US$10,000 towards tuition following the internship. The AIST Foundation Premier Scholarship is awarded to the top-scoring applicant of all FeMET and StEEL scholarships applications received.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate engineering program at an accredited North American university in 2015–2016.

  • Applicant must be entering year three or four of an eligible four-year engineering program in the fall of 2015.

  • 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 2015.  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 (2015) 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 the monetary portion of this scholarship.

Required Documents

  • A completed application form.

  • A current resumé 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 2015–2016.


Applications will be evaluated and scored as follows:

  •     Steel Industry Interest – 35%

  •     Grades – 20%

  •     Recommendation Letters – 30%

  •     Extra-Curricular Activities – 15%

Scholarship awardees will be announced by 31 January 2015 for the following academic year.

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