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Judith A. Quinn Detroit Member Chapter Scholarship

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The AIST Judith A. Quinn Detroit Member Chapter Scholarship award is intended to reward and attract talented and dedicated students and encourage them to pursue careers within the iron and steel industry. The Detroit Member Chapter administers the scholarship. High school seniors and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Students may re-apply each year.


In 2013, the Detroit Member Chapter scholarship was named in honor and memory of Judith A. Quinn, who was a pioneer for women in the Detroit area steel industry. She passionately served as Detroit Member Chapter Secretary-Treasurer for the AISE Detroit District Section in both 1985 and 1998, and served as the AIST Detroit Member Chapter secretary 2004–2013.


Two scholarships at US$2,500 and two scholarships at $5,000 will be available each year. The number of scholarships awarded will be dependent on the number of applications received. The scholarship will be awarded to an AIST Detroit Member Chapter area student based on the eligibility criteria. If there are no applicants in engineering or metallurgy, the awards may be given to an eligible student studying other majors relating to iron and steel production.


This scholarship will be awarded annually to a child or grandchild of an AIST Detroit Member Chapter member in good standing for two or more consecutive years. The applicant must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time and majoring in the field of engineering, metallurgy or materials science program at an accredited North American university. The applicant should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, with a demonstrated interest in a career, or plans to pursue a career, in the iron and steel industry. The awards will be made without regard to financial need.


Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Award Committee. The Committee consists of the Chair, the Secretary, and up to four additional members of the Detroit Member Chapter.


  1. The scholarship must be used at an accredited college or university.

  2. The student must start or be continuing in the course of study, at the college or university, in the fall of the same year the scholarship is awarded.

  3. 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.

  4. In cases where the student’s studies or admission are delayed or interrupted for any reason, the Secretary (AIST Detroit Member Chapter) must be advised immediately, and may result in forfeiture.

  5. Students may reapply each year for the term of their college education.

Required Documents

  1. A current resume with work experience and any extracurricular activities, noting any leadership positions.

  2. An essay, not to exceed two pages in length, of your professional goals explaining why you are interested in a career in the iron and/or steel industry, and how your skills could be applied to enhance the industry.

  3. Three letters of recommendation which address character, academic status, leadership potential and career commitment from:

    a. The applicant’s high school counselor or college academic advisor
    b. A teacher or professor
    c. An external source, preferably a previous employer

  4. Copy of current high school or college transcripts

Application Forms

Submit the application along with the required documents by 30 April to Roger Kalinowsky.