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Steel Intern Scholarships

Please complete the scholarship application to be considered for Steel Intern Scholarship – PAID Summer internship followed by a US$6,000 one-year scholarship. 

Applications for 2022-2023 will be accepted now through 31 October 2021.

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►Internship FAQs

Please read all information below before submitting the application.

1. Steel Intern Scholarship – 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 or steel-related company.

  • Up to 30 one-year awards.

  • Premier Intern Scholarship – The top-scoring applicant of all received will be awarded the Premier Scholarship, a one-year scholarship of US$12,000 with a paid summer internship (summer preceding the scholarship).

  • Applicant must commit to a paid summer internship at a North American or steel-related company and must be a citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico. Note: Upon selection, AIST will assist in internship placement; however, applicants are 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 internship will need to be approved. Please contact AIST for approval prior to accepting a self-placed internship. 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 in the following engineering/engineering technology majors may apply: metallurgy, materials science, electrical, mechanical, chemical, industrial, environmental, computer science, data science, and safety.

  • Applications will be accepted from university freshmen, sophomore and junior applicants, and seniors planning to attend graduate school.

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate (minimum of 12 credits) or graduate program (minimum of 8 credits) at an accredited North American university. An applicant working full-time does not qualify.

  • 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 the iron and steel industry.

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


  • The following documents must be submitted with the application:

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

  2. An essay, not to exceed two pages in length, citing professional goals, explaining why the student is interested in a career in the steel industry, and discussing how your skills could be applied to enhance the industry.

  3. Letters of recommendation from a university professor (teacher if you are a High School Senior), academic advisor, or other professional familiar with your work and interest in the steel industry (minimum of two). Endorsement letters should be made to the attention of the AIST Foundation Scholarship Committee. Letters must be submitted directly from the author to

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

  5. ​Please submit all application documents in English.

  • 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 January.

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

Past Steel Intern Scholarship Recipients


►Steel Intern Scholarship Past Recipients
►Steel Premier Scholarship Past Recipients
►Don B. Daily Safety Steel Intern Scholarship Past Recipients

►AIST Ronald E. Lincoln Memorial Scholarship
►AIST Willy Korf Memorial Scholarship
►AIST William E. Schwabe Memorial Scholarship
►AIST Benjamin F. Fairless Scholarship (AIME)
►AIST David H. Samson Scholarship
►AIST Smith Graduate Scholarship (AIME)


►Engineering Scholarship ($3,000)
►Engineering Scholarship ($1,500)
►AIST National Merit Scholarship (discontinued in 2006)