The Chicago District of the Association of Iron & Steel Engineers
(AISE) takes great pleasure in continuing its scholarship
program for the 2001-2002 school year by offering one, four-year
scholarship. The scholarship recipient will receive $1,000 per
year as long as he/she remains qualified.
The scholarship is available to a student who is either a dependent
of the Chicago District (Active/Associate Member), or a student
who maintains a Junior Membership, and who will be pursuing an
education in an Engineering, Metallurgy, Physical Science, Computer
Technology, or Engineering Technology field. The scholarship will
be awarded based on the submitted applications which will be reviewed
by the Chicago District Scholarship Award Committee.
Following are the Guidelines for the Qualification & Selection
Process and a downloadable PDF application which must be completed
and returned no later than June 15, 2001. Please contact Vern
Jones, Chicago District Education Chairman, at (219)399-5237 if
you have any questions regarding the program.
The Chicago District Section of the Association of Iron and
Steel Engineers, in a continuing effort to promote engineering
education, has developed a scholarship program to assist students
in obtaining a degree in Engineering, Metallurgy, Physical Sciences,
Computer Technology, or Engineering Technology.
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- The objective of the AISE - Chicago District Scholarship
program is to reward and encourage Chicago area students to
prepare for a career in engineering, metallurgy, physical sciences,
computer technology, or engineering technology by providing
an annual $1,000 grant of financial support per student for
a maximum of nine students per year. A scholarship is available
for each of a student's four years or less, for "short list"
awards, of attendance at an accredited university or college.
- The award will be principally based on overall academic achievement,
with emphasis on the sciences such as chemistry, mathematics
and physics. Consideration will also be given to extracurricular
activities and student statements contained in the application.
Eligibility for the scholarship will be maintained throughout
a student's four years or less, only if he/she remains enrolled
full-time in an eligible curriculum and maintains a 2.5 cumulative
grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
- Students are eligible to compete for the scholarships who,
at the time of application, are the children (natural, step-child,
adopted or ward) of a member (Active Member or Associate Member)
in good standing of the Chicago District Section of the Association
of Iron and Steel Engineers or are a Junior Member in good standing
of the Chicago District Section of the AISE. The student must be
accepted in, or planning to attend, an eligible full-time curriculum
at an accredited university or college. This award will be given
without regard for financial need.
- The scholarship applications are reviewed by the Scholarship
Award Committee. This committee consists of a Chairman (Education
Chairman from the Chicago District Executive Committee), a
representative of a university or college (not affiliated with
the AISE), an associate member of the Chicago District
Executive Committee, and the Secretary of the Chicago District.
The actual selection of the winners will be made solely by the
representative of the university or college. The winners will
be notified during July preceding admission to college.
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- The scholarships may be used at any accredited university
A student must begin the course of study at the university or
college in the fall of the same year that the scholarship is awarded.
- The AISE Steel Foundation will forward a lump sum check
to the university or college for deposit in the account of the
student prior to the end of the calendar year in which the award
- In cases where a student's studies or admission are delayed
or interrupted for any reason, the Education Chairman of the
Chicago District must be advised promptly.
- Completed application forms, including student's statements,
should be returned by registered mail to the Education Chairman
of the Chicago District and postmarked no later than June 15th
of the year of the award.
- In each subsequent year, the recipients must provide a transcript
of studies completed by June 15th to the Education
Chairman of the Chicago District in order to remain eligible
for the scholarship for the following year. The Scholarship
Award Committee will review the transcripts and notify the recipient
of the decision during July preceding the school year.
- In addition to the scholarship winners, the committee will
select additional applicants to fill a "short list". In the
case of a winner becoming ineligible, the committee will contact,
in their order on the list, the students to award the scholarship.
The winner at that time will be subject to the same rules and
obligations as if he/she received the award initially.