Students & Faculty

AIST Foundation Steel Intern Scholarships

Applications will be accepted for the 2021-2022 academic year from now through 31 October 2020.
(Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, Canada, or Mexico)

The AIST Foundation offers up to thirty (30) Steel Intern Scholarships (US$6,000) per year, including the Premier (US$12,000). These scholarships require a commitment to a paid summer internship at a North American steel producing company or industry supplier during the Summer of 2021. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply.

  Note: High school seniors are not eligible.  
  Note: Freshman use your high school GPA.  

Criteria Confirmation
  • I have a strong interest in a career in the iron and steel industry.
  • I commit to a summer internship at a steel company or industry supplier and understand a satisfactory internship performance review and maintained GPA are necessary to qualify for the monetary portion of this scholarship.
  • I give permission to disclose my application for prospective employment to steel producer or industry supplier companies in North America.
  • I will provide letters of recommendation from a university professor or academic advisor familiar with my 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 AIST Foundation Scholarship Committee. Letters must be submitted directly to
  • In the event I am selected as a recipient of a scholarship, I give permission to AIST to publish my name and photograph.
  • I understand I may be contacted by telephone for a pre-selection interview at the discretion of the AIST Foundation.
  • I understand acceptance of an internship at a non-steel related company, or rescinding an accepted offer of internship, will disqualify me from receiving  a Steel Intern Scholarship.
  • I am registered as a full-time student at a North American university.

  (Freshman use High School Transcripts)  
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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.