Students & Faculty

Don B. Daily Safety Steel Intern Scholarship

To complement the Don B. Daily Safety Grant, the Don B. Daily Safety Steel Intern Scholarship provides an opportunity for North American university students studying safety and health to submit an application for a scholarship preceded by a paid summer internship within the steel manufacturing industry.

►Scholarship Recipients

Please complete the scholarship application to be considered for Don B. Daily Safety Steel Intern Scholarship, a paid summer internship followed by a US$6,000 one-year scholarship. 

Applications for 2020–2021 will be accepted 1 June 2019 through 30 October 2019.

Please read all information below before submitting the application.


1. Don B. Daily Safety Steel Intern Scholarship, a paid summer internship followed by a US$6,000 one-year scholarship.

These awards are preceded by a paid summer internship at a North American steel-producing company or industry supplier.

  • Up to two one-year awards.

  • Applicant must commit to a paid summer internship at a North American steel company or industry supplier.

  • Upon selection, AIST will assist in internship placement. Companies that qualify for the internship portion of this scholarship are located across North America. Upon selection, the recipient will provide his/her preferences for company and location. The company will interview the recipient as they would for a typical job. The recipient will have the final ability to accept. 

  • Applicants are also encouraged to seek information from steel companies at career/job events and may, at any time, accept an internship or co-op at a steel-producing company or industry supplier. If an internship is self-placed by the recipient, the company providing the internship must be approved by AIST. Please contact AIST prior to accepting a self-placed internship for approval. Acceptance of an internship at a company not specifically related to steel manufacturing will automatically disqualify the applicant.

  • The recipient will be disqualified if he/she rescinds an accepted offer of internship from within the program.

  • Applicant must receive a satisfactory performance review from the internship company, and maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA, to remain eligible for this scholarship.

Qualifying Criteria for Scholarships

  • Students must be enrolled in a safety engineering major.

  • Applications will be accepted from current university students in their freshmen, sophomore and junior years.

  • 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 safety in the steel manufacturing industry.

  • ​Applicant must be a citizen of a NAFTA country (USA, Canada, Mexico).


The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • 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 industrial safety, and discussing how his/her skills could be applied to enhance the steel industry.

  • Letters of recommendation from a university professor or academic advisor familiar with the candidate’s 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 Don B. Daily Scholarship Committee. Letters must be submitted directly to

  • A current academic transcript or other official documentation of academic standing and performance from a university. 

  • 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.