Steel Engineering Education Link Initiative [StEEL] Scholarship Program
Applications for the 2014–2015 will be accepted 1 September 2013 through 31 December 2013
The American Iron and Steel Institute and the Association for Iron and Steel Technology Foundation joined together to create the Steel Engineering Education Link [STEEL] Initiative 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.
Up to ten  one-year recipients will be selected. Scholarships of US$5,000 each will be awarded to chemical, electrical, mechanical, industrial, environmental and computer engineering students for the 2014–2015 academic year. Each scholarship will include a paid internship with a North American steel company during the summer of 2014. Providing there is satisfactory performance by the student both academically and in the internship, the student will be awarded US$5,000 toward tuition following the internship.
Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate engineering program at an accredited North American university in 2013–2014.
Applicant must be entering year three or four of a four-year engineering degree (chemical, electrical, mechanical, industrial, environmental and computer) in the fall of 2014.
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 during the summer of 2014 at a steel company in the country (US, Canada, Mexico) he/she is in school. Satisfying the employment criteria in the appropriate country is the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants unable to accept the summer internship will not be considered.
Applicant must commit to a paid summer internship (2014) at a North American steel company to be eligible for this scholarship.
Applicant must receive a satisfactory internship performance review (summer 2014) from the steel company, and maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA (spring 2014), to remain eligible for the scholarship.
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 2014–2015.
Applications will be evaluated and scored as follows: Steel Industry Interest – 35%; Grades – 20%; Recommendation Letters – 30%; and Extra-Curricular Activities – 15%
Your completed application including all required documents should be submitted electronically to Lori Wharrey on or before 31 December 2013. Scholarship awardees will be announced 15 February 2014 for the 2014–2015 academic year.
Questions about the scholarship and/or application process should be directed to Lori Wharrey at +1.724.814.3044.